by Jamie Harris
The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians opened the first round of the Class A/AA Sectional Soccer Championships in style last Monday, October 16. Behind freshman Circe Powell’s four goals the Lady Indians defeated the visiting Petersburg Vikings 4-1.
Sophomore Georgia Pow ell had an assist. Goalkeeper Willow Rhoten had six saves in the goal.
“We went in knowing this was going to be a fast-paced, intense game with both teams wanting the win. It got phys- ical, but the ladies kept playing through, and their sportsmanship, determination, and feistiness pulled out the win in the first round sectional game,” stated Coach Steve Havermale.
On Wednesday, October 18 the Lady Indians hit the road for a contest with the top seeded East Fairmont Bees at East West Stadium. East Fairmont was able to shut out Berkeley Springs 8-0 to end their season. Willow Rhoten had 16 saves in goal for the Lady Indians.
Despite their season coming to an end, Berkeley Springs made a huge improvement this season. Last year the Lady Indians did not win a game. This season they ended with a 5-12 record. Several of the losses were close games against teams that Berkeley Springs had beaten earlier in the season.
“We would like to thank all our family, friends and fans for your support this season,” stated Coach Havermale.