Girls Varsity Soccer keeps goals in bounds


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Senior Allie Oh has the ball during a game v. Oak Hills on Tues. Sept. 16. Oh is one of three captains on the team. She saw a noticeable change in the hard work of her teammates with the coaching change.

The Girls Varsity Soccer Team had two goals this year: to win the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) title and to win a tournament match. At a 3-7-4 overall and 2-4-2 in the conference their first goal is not close to attainable.

Injuries were a factor. The team had to adjust to make up for several key positions.

“Obviously the first goal was not at reach, but the second is very attainable,” Girls Varsity Soccer coach Mr. Brian Fallon said. This is Fallon’s first year coaching this team.

He took over at the end of the summer as the season was about to start.

“The coaches have had better attitudes than ever before and have worked extremely hard this year,” senior Allie Oh said. This is her third season on Varsity and she is a team captain.

“This season did not go as we wanted but the girls worked harder than I have seen them work the past three years,” said Oh.

Although they do not have a winning record, they feel that they have been competitive.

“All of the games have been really competitive so I don’t think our record shows what kind of team we are,” freshman Kelsey Kandil said.  Kandil is one of three freshmen on Varsity including her twin Mackenzie Kandil.

“It’s been great that there are a great group of athletes with unique personalities and very involved parents. They support each other and are willing to do what is necessary to be successful,” Fallon said. “The bar has been set for the program and future athletes understand what is required to be a part of the Lady Aves soccer team.”