Girls Varsity Soccer loses 2-0 to Greenwich

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Kelly Bohling ’11 works hard to defend her goal.| Photo by Eric Essagof ’12

Lila Epstein ’10 and Kate McNee ’11
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Kelly Bohling '11 works hard to defend her goal.| Photo by Eric Essagof '12
Kelly Bohling '11 fights to defend her goal.| Photo by Eric Essagof '12

On Oct. 29 the Staples Girls Varsity Soccer team lost 2-0 to Greenwich. The team was also celebrating their senior day on the same day.

The underclassman in the Girls’ Soccer program worked hard to honor and appreciate their seniors.

“The underclassmen did a lot of things. They made us posers, and they hung the posters up on the wall, made a GMS clip, gave us food in the morning. They were great,” said tri-captain Katelyn Burke ’10.

Ali Puchala ’10 was also appreciative of the younger soccer players’ efforts.

“The underclassmen wrote on all of the windows around the school, made a bunch of big posters in the cafeteria and a ton of little ones all over the rest of the hallways. They wrote on our cars, and brought us breakfast,” said Puchala.

The messages on the windows of various parts of the school contained loving messages for the players and advertised the senior day game.

Later that day, the Staples Girls Varisty Team played Greenwich.

Greenwich scored the only goals of the game, one on a penalty kick in the middle of the first half, and one eight minutes before the end of the half.

However, Staples had many scoring opportunities. Burke and Jaclyn Katz ’11 took many shots that were either saved by Greenwich’s goalie or that just missed the goal. Julia Byrne ’10 constructed plays throughout the game, and had many great crosses into the middle of Greenwich’s defense. Also, Abbey Lake ’12 had several breakaways in the second half that excited the fans.

As for Staples’ defense, goalie Jessie Ambrose ’12 made many fantastic saves, and Siri Andrews ’12 did a great job keeping the ball away from Staples’ goal.

Although they did not win the game, the team feels it was a good effort, and still a very good day.

“Greenwich is a tough team and I think everyone played really well that day. We had a ton of scoring opportunities; it just happened that Greenwich turned out on top,” said Puchala.

The team looks forward to and plans on working hard in the rest of their games.

“The game was really intense and I wish we had won, but there’s always States!” said Puchala.