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Girls soccer season comes to an end

Courtesy of Lovejoy Girls Soccer Instagram
Girls soccer ends their season after losing 0-2 to the Forney Jackrabbits. They finished second in district.

Last Thursday, the season came to an end for the girls soccer team in a 2-0 loss against the Forney Jackrabbits in the third round of the playoffs. 

“Early on in the season we found out we would be playing without one of our senior center backs who was also a captain of the team. Some younger players had to step up to fill her place,” head coach Ian Keeble said. “We also lost to McKinney North twice which ultimately cost us from achieving one of our goals – winning a district championship. We learned from those losses, stayed stronger, and made sure they made us better.”

The team ended with a 16-4-1 overall record on the season and being the district runner ups. 

“One word that describes this year’s team is energetic. That is because every game the bench and the field players fed off each other’s energy and it never died,” senior Mary Meuth said. “Our energy is one of the key components that helped us go as far as we did in the playoffs.”

The team’s only other 3 losses on the season were twice against Mckinney North and Frisco Lone star back in January. Mckinney North ended up winning the district title this season. 

“This season overall was awesome. We went 16-4-1 (10-2), we went 3-0 on our trip to Georgetown, finished 2nd in district for the third year in a row, and advanced to the 3rd round of the playoffs for the first time since 2014,” Keeble said. “Returning players and the new players on the team built more solid relationships with each other, we won multiple academic awards, and we had a great experience playing the game we all love.”

During the season, the team only had one home loss at Leopard Stadium with an 8-1 record.

“As a senior the thing I will miss most about soccer are the friendships and bonds I gained from playing a sport I love. You don’t always get a chance to build relationships with girls of all age ranges and with soccer I gained friendships with freshmen through sophomores,” Senior Gianna Lutcza said. “I truly cannot replace the memories I’ve made with these girls like getting hype in the locker room before games or people lining up to have me braid their hair.”

The team’s seniors will walk at graduation this May, opening spots for the team to replace next season.

“We have a lot of returning players coming back to the team who have experience playing on varsity for one, two, and even three years. We will also have some new players come from JV or freshmen that will raise our level of play,” Keeble said. “We will also Have some new players come from JV or freshmen that will raise our level of play. I have no doubt that with these new additions and with the players returning we will be ready to achieve our goals for the year which will look very similar to our goals this year. The seniors will definitely be missed though.” 

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Nicholas Spooner, Staff Writer
Senior Nick Spooner enters his first year on The Red Ledger staff writing sports. Spooner is involved in PALS and plays lacrosse for the high school. Outside of school, Spooner is also involved in his church and helps at their special needs ministry. Spooner can also be found working at Sunview Cafe in Allen on the weekends serving you breakfast. Spooner is from the Boston area and cheers for all of his hometown teams. Spooner is overjoyed about the year ahead and is very excited to serve on staff.   

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