Girls Soccer Set to Wrap Up the Season


Elizabeth Zachmann

Seniors Alexis Long and Taylor Rodriguez battle it out on the field earlier this season.

By Natalia Aliotta, Staff Writer

The Wayne Hills girls soccer 2016 season is coming to an end. The varsity team has an impressive record of 8-2-4 that can still change depending on the outcome of the two final matches.  Since early July, these girls have worked hard with the determination to win as many games as they possibly can.

The girls have been practicing every weekday and also on every Saturday.  After all this time spent together, the team feels like they have bonded into a family.

“Soccer has been so much fun this year and I feel like WHGS is one of the most dedicated teams out there,” said Maddy Carlo, a junior on the varsity team. “Even though the group is not playing any longer in the county tournament (loss to West-Milford 1-0), they continue to play in their regular season games.  The girls are looked up to by the freshmen and J.V. teams, especially because they found a balance between having fun and practicing hard.”

Mikayla Ruiz, a sophomore on the team, said, “We work hard and try to support and push each other to work our best on and off the field.”

The varsity girls have two more games left before their season comes to an end, one on the 25th vs Randolph and the last one on the 27th vs. Valley, which is always a highly anticipated game. They hope to secure more wins for their ranks, especially because a majority of them are leaving to go to college next year.