By: Zach Feinstein ’18
In a victory that spoiled the student section with many incredible plays, the Staples girls’ varsity soccer team beat Westhill with a score of 7-2. For Staples, Reese Sutter ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20 both scored two goals, while Marlo Van Der Ahe ’20, Katie Laleggio ’20 and Ashley Wright ’19 each added another.
“Today’s win shows how we can be resilient and get the job done,” captain Anna Sivinski ’18 said. “Westhill was not a poor team and to get a result like 7-2 is incredible and I cannot be more proud of the way the girls played today.”
At the end of the first half, the score was 3-0. The starters for Staples played the entire first half, and once Staples got to five goals, they started substituting. The Wreckers played fundamental soccer, maintaining possession, and playing great defense.
“We played really solid defense, and everyone who got in the game did their job very effectively. We defended so well that Westhill didn’t get many opportunities to score,” Mia Gonzalez ’20 said.
This much-needed win gives them some momentum for their upcoming game against Stamford on Oct. 6. In the second half, although Staples was getting everyone involved, their offensive attack did not cease.
“I think today was a really great game for us, and it showed to everyone the talent and potential this team has this season. Everyone on the team really wanted to bounce back and put all their effort into their performances, and it showed,” Anne Amacker ’18 said.
The Staples Wreckers are off to a strong start to their season with a record of 8-2. With the Westhill game in the books, the Wreckers look to take on their next opponent, Stamford (0-8).