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Girls’ soccer loses sectionals against New Albany

By Anna Boone

The girls’ soccer team lost a heart-wrenching match against New Albany during sectionals last night. After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Bulldogs came back and tied it

Senior Kady O’Farrell fakes out a New Albany player during last night’s sectional game. Photo by Jenni Fifer.

2-2. The game went into overtime where neither school scored. It came down to penalty kicks to decide the match.

“We played hard and we deserved it. I didn’t want it to go to penalty kicks, but that’s what happened,” said junior Lauren Wyatt.

The stadium was quiet when the kickers lined up at the penalty line. FC shot first. Both teams made the first four shots, with neither FC’s or NA’s goalies blocking any shots. On the final kick, FC’s shot was blocked by the NA keeper, making the penalty kick score 4-4 with NA yet to take their fifth shot. NA senior Tanner Marcum scored the last penalty kick.

“During the PKs (penalty kicks) I was standing on the sideline with my team watching our five shooters out there,” said senior and varsity captain Christine Clark. “I hate PKs because they are so nerve-wracking, but I stood and believed that all five of those girls would make it. Jess [junior Jessica

Senior George Emily, junior Corey Troutman, and senior Adam Hudson commiserate the loss after the last penalty kick. Photo by Jenni Fifer.

Coryell] was so close to stopping two and I was proud of how she stood in the goal. The thing that killed me most was when the fifth PK went right to their goalie’s hand. At that moment our team came closer and hoped the next [NA kicker] would miss, but it was their best player and she capitalized. That was the hardest moment of my life. At the end of the day it wasn’t anyone’s fault. It’s a tough moment to undertake but at least we have teammates behind us.”

“I wish we could have gone further because I didn’t want it to be the seniors’ last game and I think we could have made it to regionals. I love my team,” said Wyatt.

Clark echoed Wyatt’s sentiments.

“The past four seasons as a Highlander were the best four of my life. I made great friendships, and had amazing seasons. I’m so blessed and proud of every player I’ve played with here, and every team I’ve played on.”

Girls’ soccer heads into regional match-up with Jasper Wednesday after big sectional win

By Luke Geraghty

Coming fresh off their fifth sectional title in six seasons, the FC varsity girls’ soccer team heads into a regional game against Evansville Memorial Wednesday with confidence after finishing the regular season with three straight losses. Despite that streak, senior Cassie Holland said they aren’t surprised to be here.

FC beat Jasper 2-1 in the sectional title game Saturday night. The team found itself down 1-0 in the game against Jasper.

“They scored first, but we didn’t let it get to us,” senior Kelsey Moburg said.

The team would erase the 1-0 deficit after senior Lauren Haley and sophomore Ellie Stewart each scored goals for the team. Head coach Lewie Stevens was impressed with the team’s come-from-behind win.

“We possessed the ball well and our defense was good both individually and as a team,” Stevens said.

Heading into Wednesday’s regional match-up, Holland said the coaches have been a real help in getting the team this far.

“They have helped us make our formation fit the personality of the team,” Holland said.

Evansville Memorial presents itself as a tough challenge for FC. The Lady Tigers come into the match with an unbeaten record on the season. Stevens talked about what the team needs to do in order to try and get the upset win.

“We need to move the ball quickly and at a good pace, but still under control,” he said.

The match is scheduled for Wednesday at Jasper at 5 p.m.