Girls’ soccer season preview


Tyler Murray

Senior Maddie Riley and junior Mary Brennan Page play against Franklinton in a scrimmage Feb. 22.

Marissa Marchisillo, Staff Reporter

Jumping into the spring season, the girls’ soccer team has high hopes to strive for success.

“Our biggest goal is to make the state playoffs and try to advance to at least the third round,” coach Jeremiah Mattingly said.

Last year, the team came close to what they worked for.

“We came very very close to our big goal of playoffs. I think with the returning players we have this year we can make it, not only make it but also make hopefully a little bit of a run and compete for the top half of our conference this year,” Mattingly said. “Last year set the tone for what we have to do next year, and we’re just gonna keep getting better.”

One of the returning players, sophomore Carly Berger looked back on last season in hopes to achieve even more this year.

“I think we did very well, but I think there is still a lot of improvement to be made,” Berger said.

The team has only two things holding them back.

“Weaknesses right now are the flu and injuries. It’s hard to get everyone to practice because so many people are sick,” Mattingly said.

Berger and Mattingly both had similar views on how to describe their team.

“Heartful,” Berger said. Mattingly agreed.

Mattingly said, “I guess if I had to use one word it would be heart. They put everything out in the game.”