'We just don't give up' - Girls Soccer team wins another game
The Wareham Girls Soccer team finishes the season strong.
On Monday Lady Vikings brought home third win of the season, defeating Old Colony Reg Voc/Tech 6-0.
Senior Abby Berriault scored three times, Seniors Grace Cerrato and Kiaralyz Suarez each scored once while Freshman Ryann Tripp also scored once.
With only three victories this season, the team does not qualify for the tournaments. But rather than focusing on the negative, girls focus on the strengths and achievements they attained over the past few months.
“Our style of game has gotten a lot better,” said Mollie Johnson. “We are playing more one-touch and two-touch soccer instead of kick and run.”
But besides the professional techniques, the teammates value something else - connection. An unbreakable bond between the players doesn't let rivals to “knock [them] off the wall.”
“We don’t freak out. We are solid. We don't trip either. Everybody would flop all the time but we will stay up," said Berriault. "We just don't give up."
Despite the low number of wins, the Wareham team is known among the soccer community for its resilience. According to the Girls Soccer Coach Megan Kashner, the team has “really good halftime scores” but due to the limited number of substitute players, the girls often “run out of gas” by the end of the game.
“We’ve continuously earned respect from other teams. Even though our record is a losing record, my girls play hard for 80 minutes. They show 100 percent effort and never give up,” said Kashner. “Some of the coaches that I talk to after the game say the same thing: ‘Your girls never quit.”
The team will be losing seven seniors this year: Abby Berriault (#25); Grace Cerrato (#20); Erica Cormier (#9); Emma Fitzgerald (#22); Mollie Johnson (#14); Natalia Moulding (#23); Kiaralyz Suarez (#21).
The team’s next home game is scheduled for Friday, October 25. The game will start at 4 p.m. and the team will play against Joseph Case.