Girls’ Soccer Starts Off With Promise

by Caleb Peter

With two games cancelled in the beginning of the year, the girls’ soccer team travelled to Nevada to finally play their first game April 10. They lost to Nevada, 5-0.

“The game with Nevada went pretty well compared to past games played against them. Usually we lose 10-0, but this year it was only our first game and the score was 5-0. Even though we lost, it was still a great game,” junior Megan Townley said.  

Although they lost, the team redeemed itself with a 9-0 win against Grandview Christian on April 13. Junior Shaylee Shedenhelm, a student from Colfax Mingo who plays for PCM, said, “It felt really good to go out and get a win after Tuesday night. I think it will be a good confidence booster for the team and shows them we can win if we just play together like we did Friday.”

Shedenhelm, freshman Emma George, and senior Valentine Velghe each scored two goals. Junior Sara Dudley scored one goal.

“It was great to see a wide variety of people score goals,” said Shedenhelm. “We have already won one game, which is all we won last season. So in my opinion, we are already off to a good start.”

The team will play tonight, April 19 against the Collins-Maxwell Spartans at Collins-Maxwell High School at 5:30 p.m.