Girls Soccer Wraps Up Impressive Season

Girls varsity soccer had their season come to an end due to a loss against Branson High School in the NCS Semifinals on February 21. This game was a wildcard for fans, considering these two teams hadn’t played each other in the regular league season. The Cougs ended the game with a final score of 2-0, with the Branson Bulls advancing to the NCS Finals.

The Lady Cougs had an impressive season this year and ended up getting 3rd place in their league. A proud moment for the girls this season was “beating Miramonte all three times that we played them. This was a super exciting thing for us and we ended up beating them twice in the regular season and once during our biggest game, which was during NCS Quarterfinals,” said team captain, senior Audrey Le-Nguyen.

Another impressive moment the team shared together was during their game against College Park. They were down 3-1 at the half, and pulling out a win seemed nearly impossible. However, with the energy and hard work of the team, they were able to score three goals in the last half, winning 4-3. “I am really proud of our comeback in the College Park game. We were down by a lot for a while, but then we ended up winning. That was a really cool experience,” said goalie, senior Anna Mooradian.

The Cougars were lucky to have all three NCS games that they participated in to be home games, so the Red C made sure to come and support the team, especially for their final game.

Girls soccer showed their grit and motivation throughout the entirety of NCS, allowing them to advance as far as they did. “Our dedication to the sport and just the urge to win and go super far helped us succeed in NCS. I also think the spirit on the bench and the captain’s attitude just made everyone want to keep fighting,” said wing, junior Molly Dougherty.

With the season ending, this unfortunately means the end of the senior’s high school soccer careers as well. “I’m definitely going to miss all the rival games and getting to play all my teammates from club who are on different high school teams. That competitive rivalry and excitement are definitely things that I am going to miss a lot,” said Le-Nguyen. Le-Nguyen will continue her athletic career in college at Drexel University, but she has decided to pursue Swim and Dive instead.

Overall, the girls have had an amazing season this year and proved where hard work and dedication can get you.