LAKE FOREST, Ill.–Last night, the girls soccer team took on the 21st ranked Libertyville Wildcats. The Scouts needed a big win as they sat at a record of (3-4-2). Early on in the game, the Scouts came out with great energy and aggressive play style. Knowing that they had to get up early on the Wildcats, the Scouts relied on veteran play to carry them in the first half. Cami Epsilen kicked a long pass across the field that caught the Libertyville goalie off guard. This pass allowed Ainsley Allan to sneak in a huge goal that gave the Scouts a much needed boost going into the half. “Maintaining a positive attitude and good team dynamic really lifted us,” said senior midfielder Mary Gregg. After the Scouts scored to take the lead, they then had to play solid defense.
Even though the wildcats held possession for the majority of the game, the Scouts still managed to shut them out. The Scouts can credit the victory to goalkeeper Sophia Divagno, who came up with crucial saves throughout the game. “We played hard for all 80 minutes, playing for each other and working off one another, which led us to the victory. We really gave amazing effort and energy,” stated senior Kylie Murray. The Scouts’ ability to play strong team defense gave them a 1-0 victory over a top team in the state. The team’s next game will be Thursday, when the girls host Lake Zurich at Varsity Field.