Girls soccer wrap-up


Richard Ong

Owatonna Girls Soccer celebrates after scoring a goal

Christian Scheffert, Writer

Overall, the Girls Soccer team had a very good and hard fought year. But like most good things, it came to an end. The girls were seeded number four going into the section tournament. They kicked off against the number five seed Farmington first and had a down to the wire, nerve racking game. They won 2-1 with some very close shots on their goal in the closing minutes, but junior goalie Britta Gantert wasn’t letting anything get through her as she shut down Farmington the whole second half.

The girls traveled to Lakeville North to take on the number one seed and tried to cap a second win in the section tournament and move onto the section finals. Unfortunately, the girls couldn’t score against the stellar Lakeville North, falling 0-5 and ending their season. Head coach Matt Roddy recapped the season, “We did well to beat a good Farmington team. When the seedings were set, we knew getting to the section final was always going to be difficult with the number one team in the state on our side of the bracket. We hoped to keep the game against Lakeville North closer and find a way to pull off an upset, but the girls played hard, so they should hold their heads high.” The seniors looked to end the season differently but for the other girls, they’re looking forward to next fall. Junior Ashley Green said, “I think we should be pretty good next year. We’re going to set goals to better ourselves, make it to the section finals and win it all.” With the finish of the season, the team has six seniors graduating while sixteen girls will return to varsity. The varsity returnees look forward to next fall and another chance to win the section title.