- SENIORS 2011!
As we took the field for our last home game of the season, there was a lot of emotion in everyone. We realized this would probably be the last time the seniors on the team would play on our home field. We were more than ready to play our confrence rival, Fontbonne, and to give the seniors a good game to remember. The game started well for the team, as the Panthers controlled the game for most of the first half. Natalie Henneberry scored a goal off of a corner kick by senior, Jackie Sievert to bring the score to 1-0 GC with 20 minutes left in the half. About 7 minutes later, Mo Murphy got fouled in the box and was awarded a penalty kick that she buried in the net. This brought the score to 2-0 Greenville as the ladies headed into halftime.
Instead of a the usual pep-talk, halftime was a celebration of the six senior players on the team this year. The GC Women’s soccer graduating class of 2011 includes Rachel Bedtelyon, Jamie Hoag, Rachel Irwin, Emily Rose, Jackie Sievert, and Rachel Zahniser. All of these lovely ladies have been such a blessing to the team and will be greatly missed. The ceremony at halftime included the seniors walking to the field with special members of their families, their teammates presenting them with gifts, Coach Mac giving thanks to the girls, and lots of pictures! It was a fun time that the amazing ladies deserved, but as soon as the camera flashed for the last time, we all knew it was back to business.
The second half was not as nice to the Panthers, as the Griffin’s were able to score 2 goals to end the game in a 2-2 tie. Lucky for us, the game was not yet over. Headed into overtime, GC was ready to play. The ladies dominated play and, with less than 3 minutes left in the first OT, Jackie Sievert found the back of the net to get the Panthers the win 3-2!
Jamie Hoag and some teammates
Rachel Bedtelyon and her parents
It was a hard-fought battle that ended with a favorable result for us…but more importantly, it was a day to celebrate our seniors. We love you ladies!
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