Soccer team is set, girls’ looking for strong start to season

The girls’ varsity soccer team is bringing in seven newcomers after losing five seniors to graduation last year.

According to returning varsity player Courtney Carter (12), recent tryouts were strenuous.

“Tryouts consisted of three days, the first being solely to running and probably the most difficult of the day,” she said. “Some of the running consisted of a 300-yard shuttle, two 40- meter dashes, a mile and a half run and a few more exercises, similar to last year.”

The girls also focused on technique skills, such as touching and passing, and on scrimmaging during the following two days.

“The competitive atmosphere was great because everyone is fighting for a spot to play on varsity,” Maci Pekmezian (12) said. “It increases the level of competition greatly so you get a chance to see every players full potential and what they have to offer to help accomplish the teams’ goal of trying to reach districts.”

The girls are scheduled to open their season against Holy Trinity on Nov. 5.

“I’m confident we are going to win,” Pekmezian said. “We look really good this season as a team and we destroyed [Holy Trinity] last year, so it shouldn’t be hard to come out with a win.”

The girls’ varsity game is at home and starts at 7 p.m.

By James Green