Girls Soccer Team Goes Undefeated At Conference

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  • Girls soccer players dress up in their 23 Senior shirts to support the senior varsity players on Thursday, May 4. Marquette won 2-0 at home against Parkway West.

  • Samatha Berger, senior, walks out with her siblings for the senior celebrations. As of May 10, the Mustangs are 13-3 and Conference champions.

  • Passing the ball up field, Samatha Berger, senior, keeps the drive moving forward.

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  • Looking to pass, Keira Bumiller, sophomore, settles the ball in the mid field. Bumiller has 3 goals this year and 1 game-winning goal.

  • Running with the ball, Ava Talley, junior, scored one goal against Parkway West. Talley has 4 points this year and has scored 2 game-winning goals.

  • Cece Kreh, senior, (left) and Zoe Bumiller, sophomore, (right) get water after playing the first bit of the game. Kreh is one of the varsity captains and has 2 goals so far this season.

  • Caitlin Collins, junior, pushes up field with the ball and tries to break away from the defender.

  • Defending the oncoming Parkway West player, Jessica Dodd, senior, tries to kick the ball away. Dodd is a varsity captain with Cece Kreh another senior.

  • Getting ready to kick the ball out from center Anna Murphy, senior, starts the game.

  • Seniors take a group photo with their families to celebrate their senior night and it being their final season. Varsity secured the Conference champions and the number 1 seed after beating Oakville on May 5.

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Senior Jess Dodd, girls soccer team captain, said Monday’s game against Oakville was one of the most intense and competitive games she has played during the season thus far.

“We ended up going into overtime, and those are always the best kinds of games competitively,” Dodd said.

The girls beat Oakville 3 to 2. The team’s victory allowed them to go currently undefeated at the Conference. 

“It’s the first time during all my years of playing soccer that we’ve gone undefeated,” Dodd said.

As the team is going into Districts on Monday, May 15, Anna Saintano, junior, is confident they will be ready for the game against Lebanon.

Team culture is what makes us really passionate.”

— Anna Saintano

“We all really want to win,” Saintano said. “I think we all have the same mindset going into it.”

Saintano has played soccer since she was 4 years old. 

“I’ve got a lot of great friendships and loved every one of my teammates,” Saintano said. “It’s just something that gives me something to do every day, and I love it every day.” 

Saintano said her team’s togetherness has been the driving factor of its success. 

“One thing is that we’re all really close together. So when you’re all friends, it’s easier to have the same goal,” Saintano said. “Team culture is what makes us really passionate.”

Saintano will continue to play soccer at Louis University and is prepared for the changes.

“I think the level will definitely be higher,” Saintano said. “But I think I’m just gonna get better as a player because I’m going to be surrounded by new teammates and different competition.”

Jenna King, head coach, said she is extremely proud of the team for their victory and growth over the course of the season.

“It was a collective win. Everybody was working for each other, and everybody was committed to the ultimate goal to win the Conference,” King said. “I’m super proud of them for that.

Ultimately, we just want to win. That’s always our goal.”

— Jenna King

King said watching the players grow and develop throughout the season to win during games is one of her favorite parts of coaching.

“They fight for what they want and are always committed to the team,” King said.

King said she is confident in the team’s future and looks forward to seeing the team work hard at Districts.

“It took a long season of work, discipline and commitment,” King said. “Ultimately, we just want to win. That’s always our goal.”