Women’s soccer experiences deja vu
The JC women’s soccer team made it all the way into the semi-finals this fall. Finishing with a record of 12-2-3, the team was very satisfied with how the season went.
According to junior Shelby Foit, the team wasn’t expected to have a successful season. “I think that we had an awesome season that no one expected us to have because we’re such a young team,” Foit said.
The soccer team had their first playoff game at home against Maryvale. The team won the game 2-0, putting them into the semi-finals against Archbishop Spalding.
Earlier in the season, the two teams fought to a 1-1 draw at JC. Spalding senior Maggie Morrison fired a free kick in with 30 minutes to go. But, with 30 seconds left, JC sophomore Susie Snee broke down the left flank and fired in the game, tying goal. Last season, JC experienced the same fate against the same team in the playoff game as well.
The game in Severn followed the same pattern. The game was dominated by Spalding in the scoreless first half, but the second half was more competitive. With 30 seconds, Morrison was played in by Francesca Springer. Morrison collected the ball and lifted it over junior keeper Gina Maiorana.
Despite the loss, Foit knew they worked hard in every game they played, and this contributed to the success of the team. “We always came out and gave it 100 percent every game,” she said.