By: Jacob Hamilton
This fall, the girls sports here at Eisenhower are off to a solid start. Their work in the offseason has paid off, as they are all experiencing competitive seasons . Girls soccer is the best conditioned they have been in over a decade, as the coach has gained a new appreciation for running and feels that being the better conditioned team on the field is a huge advantage. Volleyball worked their butts off during crash week to get ready for this season and has also been putting their conditioning to good use.
With the Lady Knights soccer team off to a 2-7-2 start as of October 2, 2015, things haven’t exactly gone as planned. However, team captain Alisen Hazeltine is optimistic saying, “Girls have really been stepping up this season to fill in for the seniors that left.” So even though they haven’t been winning games like they want to, at least they have girls stepping up and becoming leaders for the future. Building their skills this year will surely help them to excel next year.
The volleyball team is 3-9 to start the season as of October 2, 2015. Their record doesn’t show how they have been playing, though; they play with the hearts of champions. A good chunk of the lost games have been within five or 10 points. Emily Mcjunkin, Mallory Trumbull, Kristen Wagner, and Samara Warren are the seniors on this year’s team and all have been putting up good numbers. Mallory Trumbull and Kristen Wagner are the team captains and have been two of the more outstanding players, both coming out with good numbers as starters every game.
The cheerleading team is much smaller than what we are used too in past years, but they are still working hard to cheer on our knights every Friday night. They choreographed a dance for the season, which they performed at the bonfire and the homecoming pep rally. They also taught the football team a cheer to entertain the crowd at the bonfire.
The Squire had the opportunity to speak with cross country team captain Kate Daugharthy about this year’s girls cross country team.
The Squire: How do you think the season has gone so far?
Kate Daugharthy: So far the season has gone well and the team has been working hard.
TS: How have you done individually this season?
KD: I have improved since last year and have a personal best of 21:35 so far this season which is a lot better than last season.
The cross country team is young this season, but working hard to get better every day. They have had great weather for the meets this fall which has helped and hopefully propels them to districts.
The girls fall sports season is off to a good start and the girls have been working hard. No matter their record they keep striving for greatness and playing for the win. Make sure you get out to some games and support them!