Coming off of a disappointing ending to a season, the Lady Raider Soccer Team is back in action and looking for vengeance.
Although they lost a star player, Katie Musi, the Lady Raiders have many young faces that have proven they mean business.
With a promising, consistent performance from sophomore forward Olivia Geswein and junior forward Eleanor Sammons, the Lady Raiders will have no problem with scoring this year.
Geswein set a school record last year for the most goals scored in a season with 27.
“Yeah we had a pretty good season last year,” said junior midfielder Megan Boocher, “but we want to make it further and show people that we’re an all-around great team, and we will do everything we can to prove that in this upcoming season.”
With the 2015 season already under way, the Lady Raiders are off to a great start. With a victory over Central Catholic, 3-2, the Raiders could already tell it is going to be a great season.
After playing Central Catholic, the Raiders faced Northwestern High School and managed to completely dominate the scoreboard, winning 9-1. The Raiders front line showed everyone in attendance that they were ready to redeem themselves from last year’s regional championship loss.
Not only have the Raiders proven dominance with scoring, they have also shown that their defense is similar to a brick wall.
The Raiders are off to an unbelievable start by scoring a total of 28 goals in the first four games of the 2015 season, and only allowing three goals from their opponents. That’s three goals combined from all four of their first games.
Most people would assume that this is an amazing start for a team, but the Raiders want better.
“We want to go all the way to state of course,” said sophomore forward Olivia Geswein, “but we have to put things in perspective. If we want to reach the goals we’ve set out for this season then we have to perform our best, and our best is yet to come.”