Girls soccer season ends with victory
By Michaela Emrich and Kellie Reynolds
The girls varsity soccer team has had a successful season with a record of 8-4.
According to junior Delaney Kim, a defender on the team, the girls have really bonded this season.
“We all trust each other and know our strengths and weaknesses,” Kim said.Sophomore Alicia Damron, a forward, agreed with Kim that the team shares their strong and weak points.
“We get really nervous, and then we mess up,” Damron said. “That’s how we’ve lost some [games] because we get so nervous, including me.”
Damron was nervous before the season even started. As a sophomore, she felt intimidated by the other girls.
“They’re older girls, and they’re like really tough, so I’m like, ‘Oh God,’” Damron said.
They are overcoming their anxiety and put forth their best effort as the season closed.
“I think we’re going to finish a lot stronger,” Kim said. “We started off strong, but we lost it in the middle.”
The team played some tough games this year, Verrado being the hardest. With seven wins under their belt, they had hope for the last game on Thursday, Jan. 26, which they won.
“I have to score two more [goals] this season for Rizer,” Damron said. “I’ve only scored like three, so I have to score two more.”