Sights on Sectionals

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null     The Warren Central girls soccer team struggled throughout the season, but is keeping a positive outlook on the postseason.

     “Our goals are to win sectionals and county, but we know it is definitely going to be a battle. If we play hard and as a team, we might just shock the school,” senior Trinity McClendon said.

     The girls finished the regular season with a record of 1-10, but believe they have the talent to exceed expectations during their postseason county and state run.

     “The regular season was pretty tough. We were still adjusting to our new coach and we struggled with working as a team on the field,” sophomore Ruby Dollar said.

     The team knows hard work is a necessity when preparing for the tough games ahead, but also understand other factors are needed for their success.

     “Right now, we are making sure that everyone is taking care of themselves, making sure we’re taking care of our bodies and being healthy,” Dollar said.  

     Though it is difficult to completely turn around a rough season, the Warriors believe a change will show either in the postseason or future years.

     “It takes a certain team and certain people to change the culture of a program and that's what we did. The results will show, maybe not now but in the near future,” McClendon said.

     In their first round of county, the girls faced off against the Beech Grove Hornets. The girls battled hard and went up 1-0 in the first half, before exploding and defeating the Hornets 4-0, scoring three goals in the second half.

     “We played to each other's strengths and to Beech Grove’s weaknesses,” Dollar said.

     The Warriors played Franklin Central in their second round of county and came up just short. The final score of the game was 2-0, with a single goal being scored in each half of the game.

     “I think we could have beat them both times and I think we’re going to beat them in sectionals,” freshman Jaci Merchant said.

     The girls had a bye in the first round of sectionals and will compete in round two of sectionals against Franklin Central. The team will hope to change the tide of their series with Franklin Central, as they have previously lost to them twice this season.

     “We need to keep the ball, score goals, work together and win,” Merchant said.