Each year, there comes a time when the sports season ends and the team looks back on what they have achieved. Not only did the 2011 girls soccer team outshine past years, but they have also gained lasting friendships.
This year, the girls’ varsity team went to the Class L State semi finals, an incredible accomplishment, since they are the first girls’ varsity soccer team to make it that far in the tournament. The girls finished the season with a record of 12-4-4.
Kaelin Hogan ’14 said a highlight of the season was “defeating Barlow in the states game and being the first Bethel girls soccer team to make it into the semi finals.”
Many of the girls’ soccer players agree with Hogan saying the game against Joel Barlow High School was one of the most difficult ones because they are Bethel rivals. “Barlow is one of the best teams in the conference and they are also very physical,” said Carolyn Bradshaw ’12. Being able to beat Joel Barlow in the states game led the girls to hold the record as the first girls’ soccer team from Bethel to make it into the tournament.
Despite the fact that the girls had an amazing season, many of the seniors were sad to leave. “I’m really sad that our season came to an end, but at the same time we’ve had a really good season, so it is bittersweet,” said Bridget Conway ‘12.
“During the actual season, we are always around and with each other. Even in the off-season we all hope to remain really good friends. For everyone its hard to realize that we will continue these the upcoming seasons without the seniors,” said Lucy Daniels ’14.
Now that the seniors are ready to move on to college, the underclassmen are ready to step up to the challenge of filling in their shoes. “I feel like we will have a strong team next year and we will make it far into states like we did this year,” concluded Hogan.