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Soccer squad continues its winning ways

by Tad Brewer
Landmark reporter

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 show.

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 team’s other two goals.

The win over Piper improved the Pirates' overall record to 11-6-4 on the season, and dropped Piper’s 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.