Girls’ soccer seniors’ look back — and ahead


Playing high school sports can be an emotional roller coaster, sometimes up and sometimes down. These days, seniors Maci Pekmezian, Courtney Carter, Jonelle Plahuta, Lena Hatter and Tyanna Tizol, look back on their careers as they prepare for the end of the ride. 

“One of our more laughable memories was during the Satellite game this season,” Carter said. “We were in a tight game with them and we finally got the lead. Maci was trying to waste time, so she was trying to go down to the corner flag and completely tripped over herself and fell on her face. We kind of all just looked at each other and started laughing.”

Although there are countless memories, Pekmezian hopes she and her teammates make at least one more.

“With this being my last high school season playing soccer, I want to end it with a bang,” she said. “I hope we are able to win districts and just continue to play the way we play, and enjoy these last moments together as a team before time runs out for us seniors.”

Madison Ainbinder (11), who tore her ACL last week, reflect on the season’s wind-down.

“It’s kind of crazy that it is our last few games with the seniors,” she said. “It still feels like we’re at the beginning of the season. Over the years I’ve become so close with the seniors, so knowing that this is their last few games and me having to played my last game already is difficult, but I’m so proud of them and excited to see what they are capable of in the future.”

The girls have had an over-the-top season with a 10-2-3 record and hope to soon raise that district trophy.

Their next game will be played away against Astronaut on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

By James Green