Leesville women’s soccer won their third state championship in four years on Friday, May 27 at WakeMed soccer park.
The state championship game was against the Ardrey Kell Knights, the same team Leesville has won their last three championships against.
After an hour and a half delayed start due to inclement weather, the game commenced.
In the 19th minute, Rachel Hunter, senior midfielder, scored the first goal of the game.
Moments later, the game was delayed for 45 more minutes due to lightening.
Around 10:45, the game resumed, still in the 19th minute.
Leesville still had a 1-0 lead at halftime.
In the 47th minute, Leesville’s Caroline Gentry, junior, scored the second goal of the game, swiftly followed by another goal by Kellie Baker, senior.
“It felt crazy. After scoring that goal, it was like wow, we are actually going to win this game,” said Gentry.
The game ended just after midnight.
With a final score of 3-0, Leesville girls soccer proved that the pride can triumph over poor playing conditions and abysmal late night playing times.
“It was unreal. I look back at the pictures and I look so emotional. It was so surreal to know that we won it again,” concluded Gentry.