Huskies making a comeback


Tommy Lehrer

Kaia Elstad kicks the ball

Jack Hanson, Writer

After a tough 6-0 lost against Eagan the the number one girls soccer team in Minnesota the Owatonna Girls Soccer team fell to 6-5-1. Girls soccer started the season 0-4-1 and since then battled back winning six games in a row. Senior captain Molly Hawkins said, “We just really put things in perspective and got down to business during practices. We had a lot of goals we wanted to achieve and it was important that we held true to those.”

With the end of regular season right around the corner the girls are third in the Big Nine and looking to make a strong run in sections. Junior captain Josie Sullivan said, “We plan to keep giving 110% in every practice and by capitalizing on our mistakes. As a team we always say we need to have a positive attitudes no matter the outcome. Playing high competition teams like Eagan will make us better and teach us what we need to do to play at a higher level going into sections.”

This is one of the younger groups in the past few years with only six seniors and 11 juniors along with  having a successful season this year the team is also learning and gaining valuable experience to prepare for upcoming years. Coach Gendron said, “Our future looks really bright. We have a lot of returning players next year and we’re really going to be a big threat for a lot of teams. The section will definitely hear us bark.” Sections start for the team on Tuesday, Oct. 16.  

On Thursday, Oct. 11 the OHS Girls Soccer teams season ended in the second round of sections to Lakeville South 4-0.