Girls Soccer Season Ends in Second Round of Playoffs


Matt DiFonzo, Staff Writer

Varsity girls soccer defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines 4a��1 in the first round of the Maryland State Soccer Playoffs Oct. 26.

The Wolverines struck first in the first half, scoring off of a corner kick. But that was all of the scoring the team would produce as the Rams defense played a high defensive line to force many offside calls against the Wolverines.

Senior right midfielder Sarah Natchipolsky and senior forward Gabby Astorga accelerated the Rams offense on the field which also ignited the Inferno in the stands by scoring two goals to end the first half.

During the second half, the Rams did not let up as Senior captain center midfielder, Lauren Giron, scored on a free kick outside the 18-yard box. The ball soared over the goalkeeper’s head and right into the back of the net. Four minutes later, it was Junior outside midfielder, Charlotte Davis’ turn as she buried the ball in the corner of the net to seal the game for the Rams.

“I think that the team did a great job at staying positive and we moved the ball really well. Next game is going to be a very good match up, we need to go into the game with high intensity and win every 50/50 ball. We have to be really aggressive,” Davis said.

The Rams however, came up short to the Blake Bengals, 3a��0 in the second round of the playoffs Oct. 30. The team played hard but were shutout by the Bengals who controlled the ball for much of the game with a dominant offense.

The Rams had a balanced season that looked promising but in the end they fell short in the playoffs. Their final record for the regular season was 6-5-1, a winning season.

“I am pleased with how we did this season. With our new coaches and returning experienced players, this was a building year for us. Next year we will be back,” Blassou said.