Nov. 4, 2020
The girls soccer players are known for putting their best effort into every game. Even though this season looks very different from previous ones, they said their work ethic and championship mindset has not changed.
As of Oct. 27, the team was 6-0-1 and has yet to give up a single goal. Senior captain Maggie Fodera, who has been playing soccer since she was six years old and joined the varsity team as a freshman, said that is just one goal her team had this year.
“My expectations are to be undefeated in the league, have no goals scored against us and win a state title,” Fodera said. “We are more than capable of achieving these goals, and I am looking forward to seeing what else we are able to accomplish.”
Fodera said unlike last season, the team has many returning players who have played together for a while.
“We have a lot of experienced girls on our team, including 11 seniors, which will help in some intense situations. We are able to be stronger on the ball and don’t allow bigger teams to hit us off of it,” Fodera said.
Junior Meghan Docherty, who has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, said she is looking forward to the state games. Although she has high hopes, Docherty said it is important to take the season one day at a time.
“An exciting part about this season is that we are playing new teams that we have never played before, which adds a bit more fun to this crazy time.”
“The most challenging thing about this season is playing while Covid is still around. We never know if one day will be our last time to play,” Docherty said. “Our season can be postponed or shut down at any moment.”
Despite the uncertainty, Docherty said she tries to stay positive and find the good in a bad situation.
“An exciting part about this season is that we are playing new teams that we have never played before, which adds a bit more fun to this crazy time,” Docherty said.
Senior Gia Estrella, who has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, said she dislikes this year’s abbreviated schedule and shortened season.
“We have less games, which makes it harder to prepare and get better for states,” Estrella said.
Although the team is playing fewer games this season, Estrella said she is confident her team has what it takes to be successful and win a state championship.
“When we all work hard for the team, we can be so successful and work as one unit,” Estrella said. “If we continue to play together as one, the sky’s the limit for us.”
PHOTOS BY ANGELA ELLIS