The New Hope-Solebury Girls’ Soccer program had a very eventful season filled with activities from a memorable, extravagant senior night to fun team bonding exercises such as the Hopewell Corn Maze. These past couple of months have been enjoyed tremendously by all the members of both the varsity and junior varsity team.
The season started in August during preseason. For the beginning of preseason, approximately half the team was across the world in England while the other was here on home turf getting into rhythm again.
In England they were tourists and soccer players at the same time. In between games, players would travel to famous sights in Europe such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. The synchronization was back when both halves were able to practice together for the upcoming season.
The Lions had a very good start to their season, but with the good comes the bad, and the team went through a rough patch (a couple of tough losses). This included close losses to big schools such as Lower Moreland and Palisades; good soccer was played by both teams. Along with the victorious win against Mass Charter (7-0) came the devastating loss to Christopher Dock (2-1). The Lions overall record was 9-10.
Besides games, the team participated in a lot of other activities; car washes, pasta party dinners, team tailgates, and cheering on the boys’ team; the girls have had a very exciting season.
Yet the season was not quite over yet, as the girls played their rivals Christopher Dock on Monday Oct. 27. The Lady Lions were the underdogs and did not come out victorious; the season was over. It started off as an intense, aggressive game, but after halftime when the score was only 2-0, the Lions lost their momentum.
After all, soccer season will be back before us players and coaches know it. Preseason will be here in 9 months and everyone will take out this anger and frustration from losing the semi-finals and generate a greater want to win.