In their opening match of the season, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee girls’ middle school soccer team fell to Westwood Middle School 0-7. Despite the loss, the team showed improvement throughout the match and continued to fight hard to the end.
Newcomers Riley Burnette and Sopia Carlos played with tenacity and eighth grade captain Cate Butler pushed to organize the defense. Jenna Black worked hard to organize the midfield.
On Thursday, August 27, the team played a hard fought battle against Community Middle School that ended in a 0-0 tie. SAS goalkeeper Sarah Beth Hobby from South Pittsburg showed great composure and earned five saves. The team played intense defense organized by center backs, Cate Butler and Sarah Grace Burns from Sewanee.
Other strong performances came from center midfielders and teamwork horses, Adeline Smith (Tullahoma), Anna Post (South Pittsburg), and Katie Finn Hurst (Sewanee) who did a great job pressuring Community’s back line.
“Our improvement from our first game was tenfold, “commented Coach Burns. “We did a great job playing collective defense and fought hard for every ball.”