The girls’ varsity soccer team finished off its season in strong form, finishing off the Lincoln Mustangs in a 6-0 slaughter to bring home Lowell’s fourteenth consecutive league title on Saturday, May 7.
This game was the pinnacle of a season that saw the girls outscore their league opponents 100-2 and non-league opponents 21-7. The Cards went into the game having already beaten the Mustangs 7-0 earlier in the season in early April and did not fail to impress the second time around.
The girls worked hard to earn the title and junior forward Alejandra Sanchez led the team to victory with four goals. Two of Lowell’s other main offensive players, freshman forward Mikela Waldmen and junior midfielder Adrienne Pearce scored as well.
The girls’ defense held strong and maintained an impenetrable force that kept the Mustangs from taking a single shot on goal throughout the entire final. It was a fantastic team effort, spearheaded by junior sweeper Bailey Armstrong who held the defense together with hard work and well-earned respect.
Preceding their championship win, the Cardinals also had a 4-0 shutout last Wednesday against the O’Connell Boilermakers. It was an impressive performance by the defense in particular as they held off the attack¬-minded Boilermakers who came out fighting. But the Cards were always going to come out on top and Sanchez had a hat trick to fire the team to victory.
The Lowell’s choice for MVP this year is Pearce, a committed and skilled midfielder who pulled the strings in midfield and provided a consistent supply of assists throughout the season. Dictating the flow of the game, Pearce has all the qualities a good midfielder needs: a good touch, composure and an eye for a good pass. She also has an eye for the goal, scoring several goals throughout the season. She has been on the team for three years and is one of the first names on the team sheet every game.