Girls Varsity Soccer Advances to Playoffs

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Photo by Landri Hargrove

Girls varsity soccer plays against Nimitz High School.

The girl’s varsity soccer team advanced to playoffs in a tough district that included their biggest rival, Burleson Centennial, the girls battled all season securing third place in the district. After falling short in round two of playoffs in the 2021 season against Grapevine, sophomore Emilia Lawson and her teammates hoped to go further in the playoffs.

“There were many ups and downs with being in a tough district,’’ Lawson said. “It has taught us that we always have to give 110% and work together as a team.”

I think I have been able to create some team chemistry by taking in some of the younger players,” Davis said. “If anything, I hope my younger teammates take away my work ethic. Never let anyone outwork you with positivity and kindness.”

— Jada Davis, 12

Captains, appointed by coaches, vocalized and led the team on and off the field. Senior Jada Davis served as captain for the team.

“I think I have been able to create some team chemistry by taking in some of the younger players,” Davis said. “If anything, I hope my younger teammates take away my work ethic. Never let anyone outwork you with positivity and kindness.”

Coach Courtney Beene, the assistant coach, helped the Broncos in their competitive district by giving them advice and implementing strategies to overcome the hardships the team faced. She knew and expected the other teams’ potential and talent.

“When you play teams like we do, you have to be adaptive as a coach,” Beene said. “Each opponent has different strengths and weaknesses to their team. As a coach, it is our job to find ways to exploit their weaker areas and shut down their stronger ones without messing up the flow our girls have become accustomed to when playing.”

Lawson contributed to the varsity since freshman year. With her experience, she aided the control of the midfield unit. The midfield players kept the defensive and offensive line connected and moving smoothly. 

“Being a freshman on varsity helped me get experienced at a higher level,” Lawson said. “I knew what to expect this year, also it helped me gain more confidence as a player.”