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MSMS Waves Still Beaming After a Tough Match Against Choctaw Central

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The MSMS Blue and Lady Waves soccer logo shines proudly on their soccer jerseys.

The MSMS Blue and Lady Waves soccer logo shines proudly on their soccer jerseys.

Kerrigan Clark

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The MSMS Blue and Lady Waves soccer logo shines proudly on their soccer jerseys.

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The MSMS Lady Waves were defeated by Choctaw Central 6-0 in a Class 2A District matchup Friday night at Columbus.

During the first half of the game, junior Amber Means was defending the ball and a forceful collision occurred, knocking Means to the ground.  Means was taken off the field and did not return to the game. Means was eventually taken to the hospital and it was announced that she has a sprained ankle.

“When Amber fell, it was apparent that she was badly injured. Immediately, people ran to her aid, including a team member of the opposing side. All around there were faces of sadness and confusion. Everyone was hoping that Amber was okay and able to walk across the field. Once she got up, everyone one clapped and was happy to see her effort,” said junior Taniya Bland.

“Even though the score was lower than we wanted it to be, I knew my teammates and I needed to keep pushing through. We didn’t get the outcome we wanted, but we did work as a team in the field. This game was a rough one, but it did not define our season. We have a lot to look forward with playoffs coming up, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished so far,” Kelly said.”

— Arin Kelly

    

The Lady Waves continued to play diligently despite the loss of a team member in the first half of the game.  Senior Anna Mynatt and junior Arin Kelly continued to pursue the ball throughout the next half of the game.  As both girls knew that this was an opportunity for the team to continue to advance to the playoffs, they played vigorously.

“Even though the score was lower than we wanted it to be, I knew my teammates and I needed to keep pushing through. We didn’t get the outcome we wanted, but we did work as a team in the field. This game was a rough one, but it did not define our season. We have a lot to look forward with playoffs coming up, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished so far,” said Kelly.

Also in the next half, junior Erin Williams collided with a Choctaw player and became entangled, causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head.  Williams had to be taken off of the field.  With the loss of their 2nd player, the girls continued to play their best.

Towards the end of the game, Sarah Swiderski was red carded for “rough play,” causing her to have to sit out the next game of the season.

The Lady Waves have a game on Tuesday, Jan. 30 against Winona and if they win this game, they advance to region playoffs.

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The MSMS Blue Waves were defeated by Choctaw Central in a Class 2A District matchup Friday night At Columbus.

The score for the night was 4-1.  The Blue Waves played eagerly and managed to score one goal against Choctaw Central.

The Blue Waves played favorably throughout the first half of the game on Friday night.  The team had better possessing than they had when they went to play Choctaw Central at Choctaw. With the better possessing that the teammates and spectators saw, players could clearly see the difference in the team since the beginning of the year.

“For the first part of the game, we possessed the ball more, which allowed us to distribute the ball to the striker.  We played in a different formation this game which gave us passing ability in the back and middle parts of the field,” said junior Morgan Emokpae.

During the second half of the game, although the team was a little fatigued, they continued to play to the best of their abilities. Players believe Choctaw Central was a good match against the Blue Waves.  They helped them to improve their skill level and gave them something to look forward to in the long run.

“Our different formations still allowed us to play a solid defense, but the greater amount of experience and skill of the other team still ended up being a good match to the other team,” said Junior Devin Chen.  

The entire team throughout the game showed great sportsmanship and great determination to try and beat Choctaw.  Even though they did not prevail, the team developed a greater understanding of the game and developed a greater sense of teamwork.

The Blue Waves have a game on Tuesday, Jan. 30 against Winona.

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