Girls’ Soccer Shoots for New Goals

December 7, 2015

Ready for the adrenaline striking games and making considerable improvement from past achievements, the girls’ varsity soccer team prepares to kick it off for the new season. This season Coach Jarrett Shipman has high hopes for the girls to make playoffs for the second varsity season of Tompkins High School’s soccer.

“Last year we had about 18 or 19 girls on the team and this year we have 21. We were very young last year and have grown a bit in our play,” Shipman said. “We didn’t graduate any seniors last year and every other high school did, making it easier for us to grow as a team. We have good chemistry between the players.”

The previous season went well for the first varsity team, but the girls are hoping to improve from prior accomplishments.

“Last year we got fifth in district and were hoping to get fourth, but we lost to Katy High School. It wasn’t too bad for our first varsity season but we were wanting better,” junior Joannie Ramos said.

Starting off on a good foot, the team is coming together and seems to be improving already in their first weeks of practice.

“We will do great this season. Right now we are ranked fifth in our region as a preseason ranking,” Ramos said. “The team is looking really good in training. The season started this week and we are already improving a lot.”

The team has a few specific things they are working on in order to make the team as successful as possible in order to make playoffs.

“Formation drills, passing drills and setting up our set plays will help us improve because sometimes our passes can be a little rough. Just working on those things will help us improve,” Ramos said.

The Girls Varsity soccer team has new goals in order to show the other teams what they are all about. With past achievements, the team is striving to one-up themselves this coming season.

“We all share a common goal and we are excited for the upcoming season. Come out and watch us. It should be exciting,” Coach Shipman said.

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