Girls Soccer: A Season to Remember

Justin Ballou, Reporter

The 2018 Season was a season to remember for our Lady Timberwolves Soccer team. The girls finished with an overall 17-6-3 and a Texas state rank of 71.

“The key to our success this season was working for each other,” varsity soccer player Corina Whitman said. “[Coach] Gamble always told us before every game ‘play for each other.’ This united us as a whole and made us overall a lot stronger, even against teams that were at our skill level and better than us.”

In addition to changing their mindset, varsity soccer player Ainsley Forbes said that the girls also had to overcome adversity in order to be successful. 

“Two of our key players were out with an ACL tear and severe ankle sprain at the beginning of district play,” Forbes said. “All season long, our players were getting hurt and coming back from injury so it was definitely a challenge for our team as a whole to learn to adjust and play without them, but also to improve our team chemistry when they came back.”

Whitman said that at the start of the season, it took her some time to make adjustments.

“Varsity is a big step up from JV and it took some time to get into the flow of the game, but other girls constantly had my back and helped me to progress as a player,” Whitman said. She feels thankful to have been a part of the team this season.

Forbes said that being able to grow as a team has been the reason that they had the success that they did.

“Throughout the season, we gained a sense of responsibility and respect for each other on and off the field, which is why we made it as far as we did,” Forbes said. “I am really fortunate to have played with such a tight, knitted group of girls this season. [I] am so thankful I got to play alongside my sisters.”