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Girls soccer

Girls soccer has won the state championship for the past three years; however 11 of the players from those teams have graduated, leaving them with a brand new team. Senior Hope Lancaster said it will be different after playing with last year’s seniors.

“It will be more of a rebuilding team,” Lancaster said. “The past two or three years we’ve had pretty much the same team every year on varsity squad. Once you’ve played with someone for so long you get the rhythm together and since we lost 11 seniors.”

Head coach Rick Pribyl said each season has to go back to step one, no matter who is on the team.

“We carry a little bit of tradition and that helps from previous years,” Pribyl said. “If the girls feel good about themselves and like the way their playing, everything will fall in. I could tell so far that this is a team, the girls love the team and they’re hard workers so those are two things it takes to have a good season.”

This team is coming together from different club teams, so Lancaster said she hopes they can work well and win.

“I hope we work well together, that we adjust well,” Lancaster said. “Soccer is a tricky sport to come together from different club teams just to play. Everyone has different rhythms, different positions and some girls are playing positions they don’t normally play.”

Pribyl said there is no outside pressure coming from winning state for three years, however the girls place it on themselves.

“The only pressure we have comes from within ourselves,” Pribyl said. “I look at a new season as a new gift and go from there.”

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