Girls Soccer Win Against Notre Dame in Fashion


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Pre-Game talk with Girls Soccer team

Sean Haddock, Sports Editor

 The girls soccer team will be coming off the regular season with a record of 4-11-3. Long time coach Donald Hess left after last season putting Samantha Biondi in the head coaching spot.

  The team has not had the season they planned but are still working hard to keep the season alive. They were ranked #13 in the MCT tournament and were playing the #4 ranked Notre Dame. They previously lost to this team 5-0 in the regular season.

  On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 the team traveled to play in the first round of MCTs. No one really thought they could win, but t. They came out very strong. Johaira Perez scored the one goal for Hightstown but Notre Dame scored late in the second half. They went into OT looking to end it there, but neither team could find the back of the net in either OT. The team has been in this situation before but the game normally does not continue in the regular season. Since it was a MCT game, they were going to penalty kicks. The five kicking for Hightstown were Paige Rupp, Liz Gordon, Raya Mount, Sarah Cano, and Lizzie Lechard. All five girls proceeded to score 1 by 1. Courtney Fox had a big save to give them the lead that caused them to win.

  The best game in the season according to Paige Rupp was when they lost to Hopewell 3-1.

  “I think the best game of the season was when we went against hopewell. They have been known to be a really good team in the past. We usually lost to them drastically, however, this year it was only 3-1. They only scored their goals toward the end of the game. I thought we had a really strong defensive game and were able to hold them off for the rest of the game,” Rupp said.

  Senior Captain Elizabeth Gordon commented on her overall perspective about her last season playing as a Ram.

  “I think the season has gone well. Although we did not accumulate many wins, this was my favorite season of soccer,bonding as a team and playing the sport I love with the people I love,” Gordon said.  

  Overall, both the boys and girls soccer teams have been working hard all season. They look to keep the season going in MCTs and States.