Lady Waves Wash Opponents Away in Senior Night Match

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Lady Waves Wash Opponents Away in Senior Night Match

Senior Mary Owings gains possession of the ball.

Senior Mary Owings gains possession of the ball.

Dr. Heath Stevens

Senior Mary Owings gains possession of the ball.

Dr. Heath Stevens

Dr. Heath Stevens

Senior Mary Owings gains possession of the ball.

Victoria Gong, Copy Editor

The MSMS Lady Waves soccer team returned to action on the night of Friday, Jan. 19, sweeping the Philadelphia Tornadoes 7-0 in a Region 4 1A/2A/3A match.

Junior Erin Williams led scoring with three goals and an assist. Arin Kelly scored two goals. Mia Riddley had a goal and an assist. Meagan Pittman added a goal, and Sydney Matrisciano had an assist.

“The girls played splendidly after more than a month off since our last match,” said coach Chuck Yarborough. “Despite many weather cancellations and rescheduled matches, the players worked well together.  We’ll need to continue to build and improve as we move through our final district matches.”

“We also couldn’t be happier for Erin,” Yarborough added.  “To return from the long break with a hat trick is exceptional!”

The MSMS girls improved to 7-1-1 overall, 3-0 in region play.

“I think the girls’ team being such a close-knit group really contributed to our win this time,” said senior Sydney Matrisciano. “Even though we hadn’t played a game in over a month, we still managed to connect as a team and get together to bring back the victory.” 

“We still managed to connect as a team and get together to bring back the victory.” ”

— Sydney Matrisciano

Between the girls’ and boys’ games, MSMS held senior night to showcase the senior soccer players, their achievements in the sport, and future aspirations. Senior Harpreet Singh expressed that his favorite soccer memory was “seeing the team grow closer over the season.”

In the nightcap, however, the MSMS Boys fell to Philadelphia 3-2.

Daniel Leetran scored both goals for MSMS.

“The boys played better than our last match and achieved that while missing a couple of key players,” said coach Morri Mims. “We’ll work to carry that momentum into our remaining district matches next week.”

The MSMS boys fell to 2-6-1.

MSMS hosts Winona in another district match Monday, January 22, at the Columbus Soccer Complex.

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