squad continues its winning ways
The Platte County girls soccer team wound down
its regular season by taking on St. Pius and Piper.
The Pirates entered their game against St. Pius with
an impressive overall record of 10-6-3 overall, while
St. Pius entered with a record of 7-5-3.
Neither team could find a way to score on the other team
throughout the entire game. The game eventually finished
in a 0-0 tie, after neither team was able to score at
all during the game.
Junior goalkeeper Tara Porter was able to fend off all
shots on goal and prevent St. Pius from scoring what would
have been a game-winning goal. The Pirates' overall record
moved to 10-6-4 on the season after the tie, and they
then began to prepare for their game against Piper.
The Pirates faced Piper at home on Monday, May 6, for
the annual senior night. The Pirates put on a show against
the 5-7-1 Piper and were able to put on a very memorable
The Pirates were able to control Piper from the start,
piling the goals on them. Piper was not able to stop the
Pirate offense, and they were not able to score any goals
of their own against the Pirates. After dominating nearly
the entire game, the Pirates eventually defeated Piper
by a final score of 5-0.
For the second consecutive game, goalkeeper Porter was
able to post another shutout. The Pirates were led by
a slew of four different players on offense. Junior Whitney
Murie scored two goals on the Piper defense. Senior Ashley
Zubeck added a goal of her own on her senior night. Both
sophomores Heather and Hillary Tanck scored one goal apiece,
and accounted for the teams other two goals.
The win over Piper improved the Pirates' overall record
to 11-6-4 on the season, and dropped Pipers record
to 5-8-1 on the season.
The Pirate soccer team will next be in action at the
District 8 tournament located at Kearney.
The number two seeded Pirates have a bye in their first
round, and will play either seventh seeded Maryville or
tenth seeded Englewood Christian in the second round at
6 p.m. on Monday, May 13.