Girls’ Soccer Recap


West High Girls’ Golf team

Leo Pearson

West High’s Girls’ Soccer team ended their season on Thursday, October 7 with a match against Freemont. Led by team captains Marianne Sanchez, Emily Williamson, and Maura Agee, the team did well this year, finishing 8-9 overall and 7-5 in the region. This was West’s best season in years—their first Region winning record since the 2012-13 season and their best overall record since the 2011-12 season. The team’s stats reflect their close balance between wins and losses, as they scored 38 goals and conceded 39 over the course of the season. Brynna Shale, the team’s leading scorer, contributed to many of these goals. This year, West finished 4th in their region, qualifying them for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, they were not able to end their season on a high note, as they left the State Tournament after a 7-0 loss to Freemont in the first round. This season, their MVP was Emma Robertson. To learn more, I interviewed Abigail Thornton, a member of the West High Girls Soccer team. First, I asked her if she had fun, to which she replied, “Yes, it was fun and I made a lot of friends.” Then, I asked her about how intense the practices are: “It depends on the practice. Sometimes we run, sometimes we do shooting drills. The intensity changes from day to day.” If soccer sounds like something you want to do, or you just want to learn more, you can email the head coach of the team, Christopher Sipes ([email protected]). You can also follow the West High Womens Soccer Instagram, @whwsoccer for updates.