Despite their loss, the team is still excited about the season.
“Our last five games are a really great chance for us to get some more wins before we finish out the season,” senior captain Maggie Whalen said. “[The whole team] is really excited to work hard for these last two weeks.”
South’s defense, led by Whalen in goal, held the rival Tigers scoreless through the first half.
Senior Jordi Batler led the team offensively, ultimately leading to a goal by sophomore Ashley Heesch.
In the second half, the Tigers came out ferociously, scoring early in the half to tie the game. The Lions’ offense slowed down, only getting a few shots off in the entire second half.
With only minutes left in the game, the Tiger offense was able to rally once more, scoring a second goal to seal the 2-1 win.
Many underclassmen have been contributing to the team this year. “It is the first season for a lot of these girls,” Whalen said. “They have all picked it up so quickly, and have grown so much over the season.”
“They all really look up to the upperclassmen,” senior captain Annie O’Brien said.
The 1-7-2 Lions have had their best season in years. Players say the new coaching staff, led by Kim Desto, is a major reason.
“The new coaches have really helped us not only become better players but more confident on the field,” O’Brien said. “We have more faith in ourselves as a team and as individuals.”
Note: Next game is Thursday at 4 pm at South against Weston.