JV girls’ soccer starts season off strong

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Photo by Erik Kleinbussink

The girls’ JV soccer team gets ready to kickoff their home opener against Quince Orchard.

The JV girls’ soccer team kicked off their season with games against Rockville and Quince Orchard.. 

Junior right-wing and team captain Vivian Pisani has high hopes for the upcoming season. “I feel great about the season going forward. I think we are really strong in a lot of areas and although we have some hard games I think that as long as we keep working hard we will do great,” Pisani said. 

Pisani has a lot of weight on her shoulders being the team’s captain, but she is more than happy with the role. “It feels great being captain because it’s a chance to have some leadership and help the team move forward and to improve as much as we can,” Pisani said.

The team started off with a win 6-0 over Rockville. Sophomore Maria Sofronas, sophomore Lindsey McNey,  and freshmen Samantha Shivley, Leah Antony, and Ariyah Wharton all scored goals in the game. 

My goals for the season include developing as a team, having everyone’s confidence increase on the field, and to win as many games as possible.”

— Malia Schmelzer

Sophomore midfielder Malia Schmelzer has high ambitions for the season after their big first win. “My goals for the season include developing as a team, having everyone’s confidence increase on the field, and to win as many games as possible,” Schmelzer said they love being on the team. “My favorite part of the team is the group of people. It is a really good, fun group,” Schmelzer said. 

The team kicked off their second game of the season away against Quince Orchard. They ultimately came up just short, losing 2-1 with the team’s lone goal coming from McNey. 

After the loss, the team is focused on their upcoming games looking to win as many  as they can. Freshman defender Meymuna Oweis is ready for what the rest of the season possesses for the team. “I know we’re going to play some hard games but I also know that everyone on my team is prepared to fight just as hard,” Oweis said.

The girls play Watkins Mill, Northwest, and Whitman in their next three games.