Girls’ Varsity Soccer starts season with a 3-0 victory


WAGS rejoice as they end their first game of the season 3-0

Anthony Cammalleri, Features Editor

Today, at  6:00 pm, WA Girls’ Varsity soccer won their season opener against Wayland High School, sparking an intoxicating and uncontained excitement unparallel to any standard post-game cheer.

Thirty minutes before game time, it would be no simple task for one to determine if it was the girls who were running faster, or the beads of sweat running down their faces. In the blistering, unmerciful heat, the Grey Ghosts were practicing with a determination which appeared insuperable. The determination of head coach Tracy Capone was no weaker than that of her team. In the minutes before the starting buzzer, she expressed her confidence going into this match.

“I feel confident. We’ve had a few scrimmages; we’ve had the jamboree that we played in. The players are fit and ready to play. We have a good combination of young talent and experienced returners,” Capone said.

Capone also went on to explain her confidence in the team’s ability to overcome one of their former weak points.

“Last year, our weakness was scoring goals and this year, we’ve been [scoring goals]. With the addition of a couple players who are back from injury, that should definitely be one of our strong points now,” Capone said.

Capone’s prediction was then realized within the first five minutes of the game, when the Grey Ghosts had already scored two goals while having zero shots enter their net.

The rest of the game was played out defensively on the part of the Grey Ghosts, with numerous shots in the second half of the game caught by freshman goalkeeper Mya Barber-Mingo. It was right when the crowd was led to think that the girls were satisfied with their two-point lead,  simply defending the net until the buzzer rang, that senior captain Rose Awada capped off the final fifteen minutes of the game with another goal for WA.

Cheers and yells were exclaimed from the Grey Ghosts as they ran back to the bench at the sound of the final buzzer.

“We’re psyched, we just won our first home game,” junior Emma O’Sullivan said.

The team will look to improve to 2-0 next week, when they head to Waltham on Monday at 4:00.