Varsity Girls Soccer Team Adds Two Wins to Their Undefeated Record

Lady Mustangs Soccer team adds to their undefeated record in two district games.


Photo by: Laura Smith

Freshmen Casey Gerardis and Havilah Mahadi celebrate Mahadi’s goal.

Abby Thomas, sports editor

On Friday, January 7, the Lady Mustangs traveled to Oak Cliff to play in their second district game against Bishop Dunne Catholic School. The Mustangs were determined to keep their undefeated record as they entered the game Friday. The Mustangs dominated offensively with senior Maddie Clark scoring the first goal of the game. Freshman Casey Gerardis, sophomore Ava Thompson, and juniors Leigh Kitzmiller and Sarah Kruising scored putting the Mustangs ahead of the Falcons 5-0 at half time. After half time, Kruising and Thompson scored two more goals to win the game 7-0.

On Monday, January 10, at 1:30 p.m. the Lady Mustangs played in their third district game against their rivals the Brookhill Guards. The Lower School students flooded the stands before the start of the game, cheering loud in support of their Lady Mustangs. The first goal was scored by midfielder Clark. The Mustangs maintained possession of the ball with right side midfielder and freshman Havilah Mahadi scoring the second goal to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead over the Lady Guards. At half time, the Lady Mustangs were up 2-0. The Mustangs entered the second half just as strong as the first. Junior midfielder Preslea Wilson scored the third goal and freshman Kadence Ackmann scored the fourth goal, bringing the Lady Mustangs to a four goal lead. The Mustangs defensive line consisted of juniors Gabby Gordon, Abby Thomas, Kate Nordhaus, and Ackmann. The defensive line kept a clean sheet throughout the entire game, rarely allowing any opportunities for the Guards to score. The Mustangs ended their third district game with a 4-0 win over their rivals and added to their 7-0 record for the 2021-22 season.

Coach Wendy McDowell started the golden ball tradition after each game in which the player who displayed the most effort and energy receives the golden ball for the week. Left side defenders Gordon and Thomas shared the golden ball after the Brookhill game for playing outstanding defense. When asked about her performance, Gordon said, “I knew we were playing a difficult team and that made me play harder. The team has great chemistry, so it was definitely a team effort.” Proud of her Lady Mustangs, McDowell said, “This is one of the most special teams I’ve ever coached. The commitment that they have to one another is beyond anything I’ve ever seen, and their willingness to play for each other as a team is what enabled the game to be in our direction in regards to shots on goal and possession.”

The Lady Mustangs’ next game is away at Dallas Christian School against the Lady Chargers on Tuesday, January 18, at 5:30 p.m.

Junior Alexa Harriman saves a goal against Brookhill. (Photo by: Laura Smith)
The Lady Mustangs celebrate after senior Maddie Clark scores the first goal with an assist from senior Paxton Crews. (Photo by: Laura Smith)
Lower School students fill the stands to support their Lady Mustangs. (Photo by: Laura Smith)