Successful Girl’s Soccer Season

Grant Robley, Editor

The Girls Varsity team this year won 13 games and lost 1, while Junior Varsity had a record of 9 wins, 2 losses, and 1 ties. Varsity has been having a great season with no ties or losses the entire season.

Varsity’s only loss was against Urbana twice, once in the Central Maryland Conference championship game, and one time in the regular season.

Urbana was the toughest competition, as it is the hardest game they had the whole season, losing 4-0 in regular time.

Girls soccer has been a promising program at Oakdale High School and will hopefully be even more fortunate this year in playoffs. The girls lost in the CMC championship against Urbana 2-1 after double overtime.

The girls lost the game in penalty kicks 5-4. Urbana had been dominant over Oakdale for most of the first half, going up 1-0 after 25 minutes. Oakdale scored and made it 1-1 around the 40th minute. The second half wasn’t as interesting as the first half, without any goals scored by either team. During the penalty kicks, Oakdale scored 4 out of 5, while Urbana scored all 5 and won the game 2-1(5-4).

Oakdale won Gambrills 2A division, which is how they made the CMC game, with the best record in the whole league! The girls team was the best in the league by losing the least amount of games and the most wins!

Kiersten Yuhas, a junior, was the leading goal scorer and the leading assistant, with the most points in the county. She held 41 points with 16 goals and 9 assists.

Coach Lauren Graziano commented on the JV season: “They had played great the whole season ending up with only losing 2 games out of 14.”

She did, however, state that Sarah Thorsell is a “highlight” player, leading goal scoring for JV with six goals and four assists.

She clarified that Varsity has work to do if they want to win states, but they have been playing great the whole season and hopes for a state or regional title.