Girls’ soccer dominates Indianapolis Washington


Mark Carlson

Senior Roberta Thompson shoots the ball. Thompson scored her first two career goals against Indianapolis Washington.

Senior night was a special night for the seniors on the girls soccer team. Of the five seniors on the team, four had never scored a varsity goal. That changed on senior night against Indianapolis Washington.

“Every one of our seniors tonight scored except for Niki (Smithers), and we couldn’t find a way to get that done,” Coach Dan McLaughlin said.

At halftime, every senior was honored by the fans and the school by having their names read off and and were given a gift of team memorabilia and edibles. In addition to honoring SHS’ seniors, they honored the seniors from Indianapolis Washington by giving them a rose.

During the game, the Cards took the lead early and never looked back as they scored 11 straight goals to win 11-0. In addition to the five goals scored by seniors, Junior Erin Sullivan scored a hat trick.

When the Cards had the ball, they passed it well, and kept possession throughout the game according to McLaughlin.

“We moved the ball very well tonight,” McLaughlin said. “That was (our) goal in the second half.”

Defensively, the Cards played very well. They did not allow a shot on goal the entire game from Indianapolis Washington. The Cards rarely allowed the ball to enter their defensive third of the field.