2017-08-23 / Sports

Lady Indians Soccer looks for consistency in 2017

by Jamie Harris

Kat McLaughlin, Morgan Smailes and Emily Young Kat McLaughlin, Morgan Smailes and Emily Young Last fall the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians soccer team went 3-17 on the season. With the loss of three seniors from that squad the Lady Indians will be counting on a roster of 14 players to help them improve in the win column for the 2017 season on the pitch.

Seniors and four year starters Morgan Smailes (Goalie), Kat McLaughlin and Emily Young are the three key players for the Lady Indians if they want to improve from last season’s performance.

Smailes is one of the best goalies in the tri state area but with a sputtering offense last season Smailes was busy defending the net for the Tribe. Young and McLaughlin will give Coach Carla Cacicia some strong presence offensively attacking the goal and also on the defensive side.

The Lady Indians will also be counting on returning juniors Avery Cook, Darby Harris, Taylor Payne, McKayla Romo and Gretchen Spillman to be more aggressive on offense and defense this season. Returning sophomores Hynnja Dietrich (leading scorer for BSHS last season) returns along with Abbie Stotler and Kendal Williams. New to the program this season are freshmen Erin McLaughlin, Caitlin Childers, and Shelby Dilley.

The Lady Indians opened their 2017 season Tuesday, August 22 with a home game against the Keyser Lady Golden Tornado. Then on Thursday, August 24 the Lady Indians will host the Spring Mills Lady Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, August 26 the Lady Indians will travel to North Marion for an 11 a.m. contest.

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