Varsity girls soccer falls to Chiefs in district finals

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Sophomore midfielder Savannah Hydes is one of the many underclassmen who are on the team’s roster this year. “Most of our girls are freshman or sophomore,” Senior Lilly Graves said. (Photo/Alycia Cypress)

In a conference rivalry, the Patriots varsity girls soccer team traveled to Fort Lauderdale for the district finals. Thursday, Feb. 6, the Lady Patriots took on the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs in a big playoff match up.

Under the lights, the Patriots fought hard all night but couldn’t seem to get anything going. The Chiefs got a lead early and never trailed in the game. When time expired, the Chiefs won 3-0. 

“We fought as a team every second of the game. Our seniors especially poured their whole heart into it,” junior goalie Jenna Lowery said. “Our team played as a unit, traveling from the middle of the field to the forward line hustling all night. We just couldn’t execute the win.”

Even after the loss, the girls look to bounce back as they still have a chance for a repeat state title. Keeping their heads high, they have a positive mentality going further into the playoffs and every game will count as they are facing elimination.

“Even though the end result didn’t represent how we played, it was only a minor setback for a major comeback,” Lowery said. 

The senior leaders on the team expressed how it remains important to stay confident with such little room for error at the end of the season. The team has no doubt that they will be ready to go for the next game. 

“We’re heading for quarter finals now and should get that state title,” senior forward Olivia Roth said. 

The Lady Patriots look to regroup and keep the season alive this upcoming Tuesday, Feb. 11, at an away game against an undetermined opponent due to unfinished playoff seeding.

Now a returning member on the newspaper staff, Senior Jack Shechtman is the Opinion Section Editor for the print newsmagazine. Outside of writing for the Patriot Post, Jack has been a starter on the varsity lacrosse team since his freshman year, as well as an active fisherman. Jack is in a few clubs outside of the school and plans on going to college to study Business and Real Estate Development.

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