On Wed. March 17, Leesville’s Lady Pride soccer team defeated the Sanderson Spartans 4-0.
For the usually confident players, a few described the game as “nerve-racking” and were unsure how they would pull through.
The Sanderson Spartans, previously undefeated, were tough to beat.
“They have a really great team with high aspirations and ambition like we do,” said Dinkenor.
“Well, we were 0-0 at the first half of the game, and that’s the first time that’s happened during the season,” said Brooke Walsh, senior.
Somewhere along the way, however, the Lady Pride pulled through.
“We really started moving the ball well after that first part of the game,” said Walsh, who scored during the second half. “I think our confidence built up after we started nailing everything.”
Additional scores were provided by Stephanie Bronson, junior, Caroline Gentry, sophomore, and Rachel Hunter, junior.
“It was an exciting game,” said Dinkenor. “We went into the second half with a different gear, and scored four really good goals.”
The Lady Pride hopes to continue their winning streak with pursuit of winning another state championship.
The Lady Pride Soccer Schedule
Fri 16 April Pinecrest
Mon19 April at Sanderson
Wed 21 April at Millbrook
Fri 23 April Athens Drive
Wed 28 April Wake Forest
Thurs 29 April at East Chapel Hill
Mon 3 May Cap 7 Tournament Round 1-Higher Seed is Home
Tues 4 May Cap 7 Tournament Semi-Finals Venue TBA
Thurs 6 May Cap 7 Tournament Final-Venue TBA
Tues/Wed 10/11 May States Round 1
Cap 7 Conference Game