Lady Pirates soccer look to state


Blake Beashore

Junior Emily Brandt passes the ball to a senior teammate Josie Barbosa during a game against Bishop Miege.

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

The Lady Pirates soccer team focuses on state after a 10 win four loss. The girls’ soccer team has had nothing short off a impressive season thus far, losing those four games to some of the top ranked teams in the state of Kansas.

“There has been ups and downs throughout the season,” senior forward Marilynn Buff said. “Personally, I have really developed as a player this year and this was the first year I got to start on varsity, so I’ve loved every moment of it,”

The girls’ soccer team has two regular season games remaining until playoff seeding begins. The team will face off at home with Spring Hill High School Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm and play at Bonner Springs High School Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm. If the Pirates were to win their last two regular season games, they would have a better chance of getting a home field advantage in the playoffs, and a higher seeding. If the players split or were to lose both of those games, 

“We’ve been struggling lately to connect as a team,” senior outside midfielder Paloma Dean said. “But now we’ve got it figured out and we know that we have a good shot of playing in the playoffs and maybe even winning state.”

The Pirates are nearing the end of their season, which means seniors are running out of time. Despite the minor injuries of key players throughout the season, the team is starting to become healthy just in time. The Pirates will wrap up their regular season and set their sights on the state championship.

“For the team, we faced a lot of hardships but we are towards the end of our season and we have become closer than ever,” junior centre-back Emily Brandt said. “We’re a family and nothing can tear that apart as we finish our season.”