Girls soccer sets sights for playoffs


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Senior Renae Mohrbacher kicks the ball towards the net on Oct. 14 at their home game against Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH).

With the regular season coming to a close, the girls soccer team has two main goals now: prepare for the playoffs and win.

 With the girls’ last section win  on Oct. 14 against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH), the girls are now looking forward to the playoff season. They have a few non-section games coming up in the next few weeks to prepare themselves for whatever the playoffs may throw their way.  

On Oct. 4, the girls headed to Neshannock to take on the Lancers. They won with a score of 11-0 for the Bulldogs. Junior Julia Mohrbacher and senior Renae Mohrbacher co-led the teams’ goals with both girls scoring three goals each. 

With only one day to practice in between games, the Bulldogs took another win later that week on Oct. 6, facing off against Riverside. Sophomore Shaye Bailey led the team that night with a hat trick, ending in another Bulldog victory of 6-0. 

“I think we are really rocking it this year, and I can see us going far this season,” Bailey said. 

After getting a few days of break, the girls headed off to the home of the Rams to face off against South Side. Renae Mohrbacher led the team with a hat trick, with her game winning goal with 22 seconds left, helping out in the ending 4-3 score. 

The Bulldogs then hosted the Mohawk Warriors on Tuesday, Oct. 12, beating them 7-0. This game was important because the girls wanted to clearly beat the Warriors after only beating them by one goal last game. 

Then, finally on Oct. 14, the girls hosted their last section game of the year against OLSH. Last season, OLSH knocked the Lady Bulldogs out of the playoffs, so this was a huge win for them. Renae Mohrbacher scored three for the team, while Julia Mohrbacher and Bailey both scored one for the Bulldogs. This was a great success for the girls, but especially for the seniors because this was senior night for both boys and girls soccer. 

Senior night was made special for all seniors because of their wonderful parents, teammates and coaches. Seniors were able to walk with their parents through a tunnel made by their teammates while their senior biographies were being read. Afterwards, the players would get pictures with their family and a teammate would run over and hand them a gift. 

Now, the girls’ sights are set from regular season games to playoffs. The girls have made it to playoffs for years now and have gotten as far as state runner ups.

 “I’m definitely looking forward to playoffs and getting to finish off the season with my sister, and I think that we can make it really far, the goal would definitely be Hershey,” Renae Mohrbacher said.

 The girls are still undefeated this season, and hope to keep up that same streak through playoffs. “With all the work we have put in this season, I think we will make it to the WPIAL championship and the PIAA playoffs,” senior Cadence Gorajewski said.