Falcons edge past Statesman 2-1


Taylor Spencer

Senior Rylie Morris pushes past Ellie Paloucek of Webster as she recives the ball from junior Megan Larocque. The girls soccer team defeated Webster Groves 2-1 at home on April 19.

Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-chief

Girls soccer accumulated their second win against the Webster Groves Statesmen on April 19.

The Falcons went into the game with the mentality to up their strategy. Senior Riley Vancardo said they adjusted their gameplay by increasing their intensity.

“In general the team just came ready to play. The intensity was high from the beginning and everyone was battling hard the whole game,” VanCardo said. “We also had a stronger drive to attack, which allowed us to maintain our play longer.”

The game remained scoreless until halftime, where VanCardo said the team reconvened to play off the energy of each other.

“Our emotions were so high because of the senior night festivities, so I was ready to go back in and win,” VanCardo
said. “I was able to intercept a pass and laid it back to [senior Addie Wilhelm], and we took the lead 1-0.”

VanCardo accumulated another assist for a second goal scored by senior Chloe Ceballos. The Statesmen were not able to put themselves on the scoreboard until the last seconds, solidifying the win. Sophomore Katie Jundt credits the win to their chemistry.

“We were more connected and able to possess the ball and connect passes a lot better,” Jundt said. “To see our work pay off was really fulfilling.”