MADISON — Both the Scott High Lady Skyhawks (8-1-11) and the Sherman Lady Tide (5-10) soccer teams faced tough sectionals opponents in the previous week, being defeated by Saint Joseph Central (13-1-4) and Winfield High (16-1-5), respectively.
The Lady Hawks faced the Lady Irish away back-to-back, losing 6-0 in their final regular schedule game. The Scott side fell 5-1 in their sectionals game, but improved upon their last match.
Berta Pintado scored Scott’s lone goal, giving them a place on the score line. The junior completes her soccer season at Scott High, where she has attended as an exchange student from Spain. Scott also says farewell to two graduating seniors, team captain Diana Birchfield and Elizabeth Music.
The Lady Tide faced a much tougher opponent in the No. 1 ranked Winfield Lady Generals. The team was beaten 15-0, but did end their year with a new best record of 5-10, steadily increasing in their early years as a team.
Team leaders in scoring were sophomore Emily Ceravolo, senior Haley Ceravolo, and sophomore Peyton Thompson, who combined for 23 goals. First time scorers were sophomore defender Brook Omeara and newcomer Kenzi Farrell. Seniors include Kayla Cox, Allycia Governor, Haley Ceravolo, Abigail Monhollen, Alexis Green and Laura Halstead.
Thus fulfilled what coach Angie Lilly predicted to be “an interesting year” for the girls. She attributed the team’s improvement to courage, hard work and sportsmanship.
“The best compliment I got this year was that our team always comes off the field smiling, and that means a lot,” Lilly said. “These girls are really great kids both on and off the field… They truly become a family during the season and sometimes that’s just as important as the game.”