Girls’ soccer ties Conference game

Last game before sections


Ella Hammerstrand

Junior Aliviah McClinton steals the ball from Kennedy player and prepares for pass to another teammate.

Creston Halstead

When evaluating the girls’ soccer team’s success this season, head coach Benji Kent said the team’s performance has exceeded his expectations.

“They are showing a lot of heart and I feel like they’re at a good point,” Kent said. “I mean we’re in a really tough section we have one more game against Washburn, thats a big game for us.”

After eighty minutes in the rain and two five minute overtime periods, Park tied with Chanhassen 0-0. Junior Sam McGurgan said it is disappointing that the team could not win but overall, they played really well.

“I think we were all really hyped up coming into the game and then during we were just really trying to win,” McGurgan said.

Park currently has a record of 3-1-3, according to MN Soccer Hub. Kent said the team needs to do a better job receiving and laying off but also hitting the ball into space behind the defense that we could run onto a little more.

“I thought we defended very well for the most part, especially through the midfield,” Kent said.

McGurgan shared a similar opinion as Kent saying their time spent working on defense in practice has payed off.

“I think we have really good defense, were really good at keeping the ball out of the net, but we need to work on finishing” said McGurgan.

When looking to the future of the team, Kent said the team always plays really hard and gutsy.

“Unless we face someone like Wayzata, I think pretty much anyone in our section is someone we can play and have a good game against”, said Kent.

Park’s first section game will be against Cretin-Derham Hall at 7p.m. Oct. 11 at Cretin-Derham Hall.