Girls’ soccer defeats Stamford on senior day

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Hannah Bolandian ’19

They shoot. They score. They walk down the hill on Loeffler Field while blasting “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry & The Pacemakers. They are the varsity girls’ soccer team, and they scored a 5-0 victory at their senior day game on Oct. 5 against Stamford.

To celebrate their nine senior teammates and two managers, the younger girls on the team organized festivities throughout the day. The seniors were greeted by breakfast, posters and presents before classes on Friday.

“Planning senior day was stressful at times, but it was all worth it when we saw how much the girls enjoyed it,” Mia Gonzalez ’20 said.

The senior girls were greeted at the door by their teammates singing their annual senior day song.

“It was a lot of fun to finally be the seniors running into school while our teammates line up around us,” Catherine Sprouls ’19, captain and four year varsity member, said. “Planning senior day for the last three years got me so excited for that moment.”

After school, the soccer portion of senior day began. Before the game, the seniors were announced in an honorary ceremony and walked down the field with their parents by their sides.

“The ceremony was probably my favorite part of senior day,” Isabel Handa ’19 said. “I’ve been working so hard in soccer for all of high school and walking down the field felt like the moment where it all paid off.”

Once the ceremony concluded, the girls got ready for kick-off. Every senior had a starting position on the field for this game.

The ball remained on Stamford’s half for the majority of the game, and goalie Zoe Barnett ’19 didn’t let anything in the net. “Watching them all play together and enjoy the day made me excited for my senior day. It was also a lot of fun to be able to put this together for them,” Riley Dembo ’21 said.

Ashley Wright ’19 contributed one of the five goals scored by the Wreckers. Wright, a captain and four year varsity member and Central Connecticut State University commit, was mentioned on the Ruden Report for her consistent scoring. “The Wreckers were a popular pick because of the number of returning starters. Ashley Wright remains a strong finisher,” Dave Ruden said.

Charlotte Barnes ’21 and Marlo Von Der Ahe ’20 scored two goals each for the Wreckers. According to fciac.net, the team currently holds first place in the league as of games on Oct. 9.

Next up, the team will be taking on Fairfield Ludlowe on Loeffler Field at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 13.

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