Varsity girl’s soccer has a season to remember 

Varsity girl’s soccer has a season to remember 

By Dominic Mercado and Destiny Medicine Cloud

Varsity girl’s soccer had a season to be remembered. The girls continued their success from last year and this year’s season was even better.

As a team, they have had so many accomplishments and growth. Coach Chris Entwistle was back with his third year coaching the Lady Bucks and this year he was proud of how hard they worked to get to the playoffs. 

“There are a lot of reasons to be proud this season, but the biggest reason would be our girls being welcoming, accepting, and supportive of each other,” said Entwistle. “Watching our returning players open their arms to new players joining the team; freshman, sophomores, and juniors… was heartwarming and set us up for a phenomenal season.”

Senior Melene Nye believed this was the best season the varsity girl’s soccer team has had in a long time. Everyone has worked very well together helping them to their win against Elko’s soccer team.

“I believe the team’s biggest accomplishment this year is beating Elko for the first time in at least four years (the whole time I’ve played soccer at Lowry) as well as Elko’s first loss of the season,” said Nye. 

This season was sophomore Maura Braatz’s first year on varsity. She has had a lot of fun this year on the team getting to know all her teammates.

Kepa Hilbish keeps the ball from her Mustang opponent. /Eli Long • The Brand
Kepa Hilbish keeps the ball from her Mustang opponent. /Eli Long • The Brand

“This is my first year on varsity and it has been so fun getting to know all of the new girls,” said Braatz. “We have an amazing team and we all work together so well. We had gotten close before but beating Elko helped us with our confidence and got us a spot in regionals.”

Varsity girls soccer ended their season 16-7. In league, they had 14 wins and 3 losses and many of the girls earned awards. 

Alia Novi was First-Team Midfielders award, Britain Backus and Bryce Brinkeroff both an Honorable Mention, Natalya Guizar got Second-Team forward, and Maite Avalos got the Second-Team Utility Player award.