Girls soccer team defeats Shawnee Mission Northwest 2-1

With the victory, the Lady Jags improve to 9-2 on the season

Freshman Emily Munyer taps the ball under another player on Friday, May 1.

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

The girls soccer team defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest 2-1 on Friday, May 1.

It was a tight game for the full 80 minutes, with missed opportunities by both teams. The scoring opened with a goal from sophomore midfielder Kacie Kinley, followed later by an equalizer from SMNW.

The game would eventually go into extra time, and golden goal – who ever scores first wins – rules were put into effect. The game was then finally decided by a goal from sophomore forward Sydney Hookstra, ending in another victory for the Lady Jags.

The game-winning goal to seal the victory was a highlight for Hookstra and motivated her to continue being available in big moments late in a game.

“It was like a rush. I saw the ball going and I was like, ‘I just have to get to the ball,'” Hookstra said. “So I just started sprinting  and I just hit it. I should do that a little bit more.”

Freshman forward Cori Carver thought the team had a solid performance in the victory and felt that this was good encouragement for the team.

“I think we played really well,” Carver said. “We were making and connecting passes and attacking goal … it’s always good to get a [win] and I think this will help us make up for some of our other losses previously.”

Hookstra also believed that the team played well, appreciating how the team rallied to win when SMNW put up a fight.

“I think we did really well as a team,” Hookstra said. “We did a good job transitioning up the field and I think we also stayed really positive. When they scored on us, we didn’t let that get us down and kept on moving, and obviously it paid off.”

The girls soccer team will play its next game at home against Blue Valley North on Monday, May 4.

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