She Shoots... She Scores!!
by Eric Beck, Staff Writer
It's back to school time and for the 2003 varsity girls soccer team that means back to business. This year's varsity team, lead by Coach Mo Brown, consists of twenty two girls, fifteen of whom are seniors: meaning they all will share the very important role of leader on the team. The team has kicked off the 2003 season with a record of 5-5-1. Their most recent game was a devastating loss to the Tigers of Chagrin Falls High School.
The team was looking forward to a harsh battle against their rival, with whom they have tied the last three years, but came out on the short end of a 4-1 score. This year's team (especially the seniors) describes itself as one giant family due to all the experiences and growing pains they have been through together over the past few seasons. They have grown much closer to one another.
This season's task of striving towards the top has become much more difficult, as the team has now been bumped up to a Division I school in girls soccer. This could make it much more difficult to achieve their ultimate goals in both the regular season standings and the post-season. The team will be put through a major test this year, as they battle through the tough field of all the very competitive Division I teams that stand in the way of the team's success. Seniors Dana Cappelucci and Lindsay Konieczny added,
"We are having a better year than last year, but it's unfortunate that we are now one of the Division I teams; the post season will be much tougher this year."
These 22 girls have big goals for the 2003 season. The first one being to defeat Chagrin Falls, a task that unfortunately has not been met yet by the Lady Wolverines. The team is looking forward to the rematch and is determined to show up with its best game. Despite falling short on their first attempt, they also would like to be a factor in the 2003 post-season. The fact that they now play in Division I does not affect their plans to go deep into the playoffs. That would be a perfect way to finish off a great year.
2003 brings high hopes for the varsity who expects nothing but the best from themselves. The girls are determined to make every step positive. The team looks to a successful season and for the fifteen seniors who have been together through both the good and bad times of the last four years, an excellent way to cap off their careers.