Tough loss for the lady footballers


Junior Mckenna Curran sprints to the ball heading towards the goal. Curran scored the only goal for the team against the Bellevue Marquette Eagles. “It was a bummer we couldn’t come out with a win, but we shouldn’t let that get us down,” said Curran. “We’ve improved a lot this season, and I hope that shows as we go into our first round of regionals.”

On Monday, May 6th the girls soccer team played the Bellevue Marquette Eagles. The team lost 2-1.

In the first twenty minutes the Eagles caught the Pirates off guard by scoring two goals right away, “One girl on the team was really quick and scored those two goals by having a fast breakaway,” said senior Elena Garcia. “It was too bad that they scored on us so quickly because the momentum was then on their side at the beginning. It took us a while to get back on our feet.”

As the first half drew to a close, the Pirates were still down 2-0. The Pirates had some good plays, but unfortunately the goalie was pretty good and stopped most of the Pirates’ shots.

At half time Coach Rijpma gave the team some good advice making the team want to go out and play their hardest.

“We had some good opportunities on goal, but we kept getting too excited,” said sophomore Olivia Schafer. “Thankfully McKenna scored a goal twenty minutes into the second half, but the other team still wouldn’t let up. We played Bellevue earlier in the season and we won 2-0. I think we kept getting frustrated with ourselves because Bellevue clearly got better, and we really wanted to win our last game before going into regionals.”

The game came to a score of 2-1 at the end. “We definitely dominated the second half, but it’s just too bad that we didn’t start the game out as strong as we should’ve,” said junior Roni Skinner.

The soccer team will next play their first game of regionals on May 8 against Rockford Christian at Rockford Christian.