Girls’ soccer loses conference game

Park defeated 1-0 by Chanhassen


Jayde Claussen

Senior Aliviah McClinton guards the ball against Chanhassen Oct. 3. This was the last home game of the season.

Sam Swisher and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

After a defeat against its conference opponent, coach Benjamin Kent said the girls’ soccer team made positive contributions despite its loss.

“I think the girls worked really hard. They made nice passes on the field,” Kent said. 

According to sophomore Sophia Romero, the team started the game unprepared.

“Off the bat we were a little slow and a little unfocused, but toward the end we finally started to connect,” Romero said.

Kent said the girls struggled executing plays and defending the goal a few times.

“I think we had a couple moments that weren’t as good defensively and a couple of moments that weren’t as good as they needed to be,” Kent said.

Sophomore Alma Beaton said Park communicated well at certain points during the game. 

 “We had talked well at the start of the first half and at the end,” Beaton said.

According to Romero, good communication leads to success, which is something she helped incorporate during the game.

“I made a couple good saves, but I think communication is key. I definitely contributed in that aspect,” Romero said.

Kent said Park did not perform as well as it usually had, but there was a lot of effort shown.

“In general I would give them a B-plus. They certainly have room for improvement, but they also did work very hard and played very well,” Kent said.