Girls varsity soccer challenges strong competition, secures two rugged wins


The girls varsity soccer team has kicked off the year with a record of 2 wins and 7 losses.

Leading the pack are senior Co-captains Jamie Scarpantonio and Ainsley Vaughn and Head Coach Tracy Deeter. The girls play a tough schedule with many skilled teams even though they are having a losing season record wise, they are winning with team effort and never giving up throughout a game.

The girls’ team faced off against the Kent School on Monday, Oct. 7. The girls fought the whole game and came up with a 5-1 win. Keys standouts in the game were Scarpantonio who played a rough game yet still placed the ball in the back of the net cleanly, Vaughn who also scored two goals, and juniors Catherine Daniels and Sophia Schultz also each scored a goal.

The team then traveled to Ethel Walker on Friday, Oct. 11 but arrived home with a crushing 4-1 loss. Daniels put the Wyverns on the scoreboard halfway through the second half, yet the girls’ still found it difficult to capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Kingswood Oxford was back on the road again against Pomfret on Saturday, Oct. 12 but after a hard fought game, fell 3-2. The game was very competitive since the Wyverns were equal in skill. Scarpantonio put the Wyverns up by one in the first half and junior Annelise Vaughn helped the Wyverns score their second goal of the day. In the last 15 minutes, though, Pomfret found the net twice and the girls fell to the Griffins.

“Most of our games have been very close, but unfortunately not been ending in the way that we would like,” Scarpantonio said. She also said that the Ethel Walker game did not go well for them, but they hope to bounce back in the later half of the season. “The team is looking to improve within their game,” said Assistant Coach Katie McCarthy. “The first one is that we need to respond better when teams score on us and the second improvement is working their offense more and finding the back of the net faster.”

The girl’s have many goals for the rest of the season including connecting with each other all through the midfield and offensive zone. “My goal for the season is to make the team a positive and fun environment for all the players,” Vaughn said. She also said team chemistry is very important since they need to work together and develop the same mindset. They always cheer each other on no matter a win or not. “We always want to improve our communication on the field and on the more technical side. We want to quicken our speed of play,” Vaughn said.

The team faces off against Hotchkiss on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:15 p.m. on the grass fields. It will be a fun filled game and will also be the team’s senior day. Come out to support your Wyverns!