Girls Soccer Season Coming Near End


Mark Linebach

2019 Girls Soccer Team

Ben Lipinski, Reporter

    “Girls soccer is the high point for GM athletics this fall,” stated senior Nate Jones, an avid girls soccer fan.

   As Jones stated, this year’s girls soccer team is one of the best teams in school. They have had a lot of success this season and have high hopes for the postseason. Max Preps has ranked the team 23 in Pennsylvania. They currently have an impressive record of 16-3, and they beat Villa for the first time ever with a score of 4-1.

    “This season has exceeded my expectations,” said senior captain Christine Patterson. She thinks one of the reasons they are doing so well this season is working so hard during the preseason. Senior Glory Linebach agrees and adds that another reason for the team’s success is that they are a very close group of girls that work well together.       

     Patterson’s mindset for the rest of the season is to make it to D-10 finals and go as far as they can after that, for she believes they can. On Saturday, October 19, the girls won their first playoff game against Grove City with a score of 7-0. This past Tuesday, they beat Fort LeBoeuf with a score of 2-0.

   One thing that is keeping the team going strong is what they call “Team Ratchet.” Senior Amy Patterson found a ratchet on the ground during their game at Harbor Creek and showed it to their coach, Josh Hopkins.

   Hopkins embraced the ratchet and used it as a motivation tool to recognize a hard working player of the game.  From then on, the ratchet has been given to the best player from each game, who then decorates it and passes it on to the best player from the next one.

    Another fun thing the team has planned is to dye Amy Patterson’s hair blonde if they make it to States.  “I’ve always wanted to be a blonde,” stated Patterson.   

   The girls are next in action on Monday when they take on Villa in the D-10 semifinal game. They are hoping for a big crowd and ask that you come cheer them on!



The girls’ season sadly came to end last night when they were defeated by Villa 2-0.