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Varsity Women’s Soccer Crushes Olympus During Home Game

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Image credit: Skyline Women’s Soccer

Skyline Varsity Women’s Soccer beat Olympus with a score of 3-1 in home game on Monday, September 11. Olympus dominated the first half of the game, but as the second half of the game rolled around, Skyline took over and was able to score three goals, ending in a victory for the Eagles.

Emotions were mixed leading up to the Olympus game. Sophomore Zoe Liang, the starting goalkeeper, said, “I was definitely nervous, and it showed in the first twenty minutes, because that’s our big rivalry game.” Captain Lily Hall, a Senior who regularly plays right forward winger, had a slightly different take, however. “I think a lot of us were nervous, but also excited because, for the Seniors, it’s probably our last time ever playing Olympus.” Co-captain and fellow Senior Clara Love, a regular centerback, agreed. “Olympus is always really scary but, honestly, the 7 p.m. games in the stadium are so, so fun. That’s the games that I live for, so I was really, really pumped and I was anticipating it all day.”

As the game began, Olympus scored quickly, leaving Skyline behind at half-time, according to Love. The team didn’t give up as the second half commenced, however. She states, “We just came out a lot stronger, and two minutes into the game, we scored two goals within thirty seconds. Then, we maintained our lead all the way to the end.” Love, Liang, and Hall all emphasized Skyline’s amazing student section during this game and any other, with Hall also noting how proud she was of the team for this victory. Liang explained, “We worked really well together, as a team.”

This excellent teamwork has not only been present in this game, but in the ones leading up to it as well. “Coming off of a state championship last year, it’s always hard comparing it to the year before,” Hall said, in reference to the season thus far. “We have a really solid team, and I think what sets us apart is just how close all the girls are. It’s really special.” The team is really hoping to make playoffs for the third year in a row. Liang said, “We’re number one in our region right now, but we want to keep winning games, win our region, and then hopefully go to playoffs to win state.” This seems more and more probable as the girls continue to achieve victory as each game passes. As Love states, “We know we have the talent to win, it’s honestly just a mind game at this point. The only team that’s going to beat us is ourselves.”

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Kiana Reid, News and Arts & Culture Editor
Kiana Reid is a Sophomore at Skyline. Apart from her involvement on the Horizon last year, Kiana has been creative writing since kindergarten. She spends her spare time in the theatre department and is a proud member of the Skyline Second Stage class.
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