BY ETHAN MUNCAN
On December 1st, the girls varsity soccer team faced off against the Western Wildcats at home. The game ended with a final score of 3-2.
In the first quarter, the Cowboys started off slow and couldn’t get a passing rhythm going. The Cowboys gave up a foul outside the 18-yard box, and Western capitalized off the free kick, making it 1-0 early on. The Cowboys began to pressure and Samantha Stofsky crossed the ball to Jemma Miller who placed it into the net, tying the game at 1-1. It was a back and forth game, with not many chances for both teams leading up to the second half.
“The team needs to work on shooting the ball more,” Senior Samantha Stofsky said. “We work the ball up the field well, but don’t take as many shots as we should.”
In the second half, the Cowboys began to move the ball more efficiently and create goal scoring opportunities. Western made a tackle outside the 18-yard box which led to a Cowboy setpiece. Jasmine O’Hara took the freekick and lobbed it right over the keeper’s head making it 2-1. Soon after, Western scored to tie the game. The game was sure to be a tie until the last minutes, where Mia Malovic scored the game winning goal making it 3-2. The Cowboys did not let Western past their half after that and secured the win late on.
“I think we have a very good chance at winning our district, which is farther than we have gone in a while,” Senior Jemma Miller said. “We may even win a game or two in regionals.”
Final score: Cowboys 3, Wildcats 2.