Pirates shoot for history, make playoffs

The Marshfield Girls soccer team made it to the playoffs for the first time in history this year when they found themselves in third place of the Sky-em League with a record of 4-3-1. Due to their placement, they would now need to go into a play-in game to decide if they would be making it to state. 

They hosted their play-in game against the St. Helens Lions, who scored first. The pirates kept up the pressure however and scored a late equalizer to tie up the game sending it into overtime and then further on into a penalty shootout. The Pirates ended up winning the penalty shootout because of some well planted shots as well as some outstanding saves from senior goalkeeper Rylinn Clark to seal the deal for the Pirates.

“Coming into the playoffs we were looking to improve our communication more than anything, we struggle with that,” Junior Kaleigh England explains. 

 The pirates headed to Grants Pass, Ore. for a playoff game against Hidden Valley High School, the second seed. Unfortunately, the girls fell to the Hidden Valley Mustangs in the first round of playoffs. 

This season was a success because we made history and that was a very special moment for us,” said Junior Morgan Piccati. “Our goal was to make it to state and we did just that.”