Girls Soccer Wrapping Up For The Year


Coach Florez speaks to the team at practice before the District game.

Georgia Whalley

As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, we see the final steps of our Spring sports teams. Girls’ soccer ended their season at districts on May 14th after playing Mountain View-Liberty and losing 1-0. When talking about this years season, Head Coach, Joseph Florez commented, “We’ve done some things our program has never done before, like having our most successful Willard Soccer tournament ever, and beating Hillcrest.”

The preparation for the District games included daily practices after school, as well as watching previous game footage to learn and grow from past games. Before the game, senior Brystol Bates explained, “As a team we got a new lineup and have been focusing on our defensive game, that being said we have also taken the time to really connect on offense and work together.”

Within the district, Fair Grove has four other schools to compete against. These schools being Greenwood, Mountain View-Liberty, Joplin McAuley, and New Covenant Academy.

The program said goodbye to a number of seniors this year as they graduate and move on. Some key seniors this season were Macey Stallings, Shyanne McBroom, Madi Psyhos, and Cydney Fullerton. Florez described, “I feel like it’s been a really fun year with this group. We have so many seniors, and they really wanted to have an awesome senior year. I think we accomplished that.”

Bates stated, “My favorite part of soccer this year has been the memories we have made. Being a senior has really made me appreciate all the experiences I have had throughout my four years on the team.”

The team’s record this season includes six wins and thirteen loses. As one of the upperclassmen for next year’s team, Dame concluded, “My favorite part about soccer season has been working with the freshman, and watching how far they’ve come since the beginning of the season. They’ve shown tremendous improvement and I’m really excited to work with them next year.”