Girls’ Soccer advances to Regional Championship


Emma Serrano

Junior Emily Brandt dribbles the ball in the game against Atchison.

The girls’ soccer team will continue on to the regional championship game after beating Tonganoxie 6-0.

Going into the game, junior Emily Brandt knew Tonganoxie would be a difficult opponent. However, after previously beating them earlier in the season, Brandt and the team had confidence.

“Going into the game, we knew we had a tough challenge, especially after having 4 straight losses, but we knew we were going to win because we wanted it so bad,” Brandt said. “Winning that game put our confidence back on top and we are ready to face any team that comes our way.”

Sophomore Lexi Miles agreed this win is what the team needed.

“We were very motivated and determined to win because we knew Tonganoxie wouldn’t let us win easily,” Miles said. “I think this win just gave everyone the confidence we needed going into a tough regional title game.”

We were very motivated and determined to win because we knew Tonganoxie wouldn’t let us win easily.”

— Lexi Miles

Each goal was scored by a different player, including Miles.

“It was the 5th goal but I was still super relieved because I missed so many opportunities earlier in the game from really good passses from my teammates,” Miles said.

Miles and Brandt both agreed the team played one of their best games.

“The energy and intensity we had on the field was so good and it showed because when we play with the heart and determination we did last night, we can be one of the best teams in the state,” Miles said.

Not only did this game put the team into the regional championships, it was also the last home game for senior players.

“It meant a lot not only because we are in the regional championships but also since this was probably the senior’ last home game, it felt good to know they can remember it as a good win,” Miles said.

For Brandt, the goal is to continue playing like they did, and bring home the championship win.

“What’s next is just playing every game like there’s no tomorrow and playing out hearts out to bring the trophy back home,” Brandt said. “We all want it more than everything and this is what we’ve been working for since November.”

The Lady Pirates will play the Lady Wildcats for the Regional Championship title tonight at 5 p.m. at Louisburg.