By Kristen Egan
The stands are full, fans are screaming, and the referee blows the whistle. The ball is passed backwards. The clock begins to countdown. Let the game begin!
For years, Immaculate Heart Academy’s varsity soccer team has been winning big titles. In 2010, the team won its fourth consecutive Bergen County Championship, along with its third continuous state title. This fall season, the championship winning team is looking to continue its legacy.
On August 11th, 2014, 90 plus girls went to the field to earn their spot on a team–only 70 left with a roster spot. Immediately following the extensive tryouts, practices followed daily. Varsity, JV, and Freshmen worked hard to be able to prepare for the first scrimmage against Toms River. The Varsity team, coached by Brandon Silva, lost 3-1, but the girls had truly put up a strong fight.
In the season opener against Academy of the Holy Angels, there was no denying that the Varsity team was hungry for a win.
“I was nervous, but excited at the same time,” said freshman Tori Muller, who scored in the 6-0 defeat. “I was excited to start off the season.”
After the defeating AHA, there was no stopping the Varsity team. The girls continued to beat Paramus Catholic 5-0, DePaul Catholic 7-0, Bridgewater Raritan 2-0, Morris Catholic 5-0, and Massapequa 1-0.
The girls are off to an amazing start and are prepared for the tough rival games that will be occurring later in the season.
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