Girls Soccer Season Finishes at Districts


Senior Madison Basnight steals the ball from her Lake Nona opponent.

   Both the Girl’s Varsity and JV Soccer teams had a challenging season this year. The junior varsity team concluded with one win and the varsity team ended with six. 

    While the JV team did not have a massive win record, they were able to beat Lake Buena Vista 3-1. While facing many conflicts this season, they were still able to come together as a team and enjoy their season. “While there was some drama in the beginning, some of the best parts were the bus rides home and being a part of such a big team”, said sophomore Emily Ponce.

  The varsity team had a stronger season, winning six games against Colonial, Oak Ridge, Lake Buena Vista, Jones, East River, and Ocoee. “The best game was against Colonial because since it’s our rivalry game, everyone’s energy is really high and it’s a lot of fun,” said junior Megan Griffin-Ferry. 

   For many, it was their first time being on the UHS team or even playing soccer on a team at all, making this a season of learning, determination, and skill building. “The new people that joined this year have been given more opportunities to participate more with the team and there have been lots of team bonding activities,” explained senior Kassandra Mendoza. “This season went really well in terms of how hard we pushed ourselves.”

   The girls are hoping to improve and show their progress next season. “The girls need to connect even more than we did this year and get better with our skills,” said sophomore Isabelle Nino. “Next year, I want to see more participation and practice, which will lead us to more wins.”