Varsity girls soccer advance to regional semifinals after 2-0 victory

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The girls prepare for the regional semifinals by practicing drills that focus on first touches and quick passing. (Photo/Jack Shechtman)

With their season on the line, the girls varsity soccer team traveled to Coconut Creek to play in the regional quarterfinals of the class 4a state tournament. The Lady Patriots faced off against North Broward Prep Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Fighting to keep the season alive, the girls rallied together and bounced back from their loss against Cardinal Gibbons, defeating the Eagles 2-0. Sophomore midfielder Diana Pon helped her team to victory with a goal and an assist. Freshman Nyeme Freeman had an assist and freshman Dori Johnson scored a goal that also helped put the Patriots on top.

The stat line for the game only consisted of sophomore and freshman players, showing just how young the team is. Even though the team consists of mostly underclassmen, the team is confident they can make it all the way.

“Overall we’ve had a good season; there has been some bumps in the road, but I’m optimistic for the games ahead of us,” senior Lilly Graves said. “Even though we are a pretty young team, I believe we can compete with any opponent we face.”

Friday, Feb. 14, The Patriots will look to build off their momentum and take on the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs in a rematch. The girls will play in the regional semifinals and attempt to make up for the loss to the Chiefs from last week.

Jack is a junior and a new addition to the newsmagazine staff. Outside of writing for the sports section, Jack has been a starter on the varsity lacrosse team since his freshman year, as well as being an active fisherman. Jack is in a few clubs outside of the school and plans on going to college at his dream school, The University of Michigan.

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