Lady Cards hope to make history


The girls soccer team poses for a picture after finishing a scrimmage at Saint Mary of the Woods College. The team attended a camp there over the summer.

The girls soccer team is heading into this season with a chance to make history. No girls soccer team in SHS history has won more than five games in a season, much less reached the .500 mark, but head coach Dan McLaughlin believes that this year’s team has a chance to make it.

The team has had the feeling of an impending great season since the summer. They have practiced harder and have had more participation in summer practices, according to McLaughlin.

“I talked with some of the seniors about how this summer has (had) a whole different feeling,” McLaughlin said. “I think that this will not only be the best team we’ve had, but the closest team we’ve had.”

To get over the five win hump, the team will need to address a major concern. The team does not have anyone with major game experience at the goalkeeper position.

Even with the uncertainty at the goalkeeper position, the team’s bare minimum goal is to win three games. But the team’s ultimate goal is to win eight games this season. That would put them over the .500 mark for the first time in school history.