Girls soccer kicks into high gear


Rachel Chase

Alyssa Clutter and Courtney Lowe engaged in a soccer game.

On September 14, 17 and 21, the Trinity girls soccer team competed in two non-conference games, but also their first conference game of the year.  They started the season off strong with wins against Ringgold, Laurel Highlands and Albert Gallatin.  These victories left their 2020-2021 season record untarnished. 

The girls have set solid expectations and realistic goals that they plan to attain throughout the season. 

Before each game, the players receive four tickets to give to friends and family due the stadium’s maximum capacity.  Their next game is Tuesday, October 6, against Uniontown Area High School at Uniontown. 

Senior Samantha Schury stated her expectations for this upcoming season: “I expect us to be a competitive team so we can compete for the section title this year. So far, the team has met my expectations this season with not giving up during rough patches during the games and trying to figure problems out.”

Strong leadership and good communication are key when striving to become a successful team. Schury believes that their team’s strongest leader is Senior Angelina King.  

“Leadership and communication is important to having a successful team.  This is because these two qualities help the team stick together and play as a team.  Communication helps benefit play on the field by helping other teammates with what they are doing or what they need to do.  Leadership is important because it can be shown through communication and through your play.  Leadership helps rally the team together and make sure everyone is doing what they need to do,” said King.

Along with strong leadership and communication, confidence is another aspect of success. Confident players are not afraid to take risks that could be for the greater-good of the team. Being confident is especially important right now because the players are enduring new pressure due to them playing during this unprecedented season.

History is in the making due to sports being played through a global pandemic. Because of COVID-19, the PIAA/WPIAL has introduced new procedures that seem to be effective.  Players are expected to wear their masks to and from practices/games, in locker rooms and on the bench.  Players are also not allowed to shake hands after the games due to social distancing. 

As of September 30, the Trinity girls soccer team has won the majority of their games.  This could suggest bigger and better things are on the horizon for their 2020-2021 season.