Varsity Girls Soccer Plays in the Final Four Game

Lady Mustangs soccer plays in the state semi-final game.


Photo by: Peter Gordon

Varsity girls soccer comfort one another after a tough loss.

Preslea Wilson, staff writer

On Thursday, March 2, the McKinney Christian Academy’s varsity girls soccer team played in the TAPPS Division III Final Four State Playoff game. The Lady Mustangs had an all school send-off parade before they travelled down to Round Rock, Texas. Upon arrival, the girls held a short pre-game practice to help ready them for the big game. For dinner the team ate at Chili’s and then headed back to the hotel for a devotional. The girls spent time as a team in prayer and loving on one another to prepare themselves for the upcoming game. At the Round Rock Sports Complex, the girls warmed up before the 10 a.m. start time. Playing hard throughout the first half, the players created shots on goal but came up short of hitting the back of the net. Senior goalkeeper Alexa Harriman kept the shutout going into halftime. With the score at half being 0-0, the Mustangs needed to step up to secure the win. As the final whistle blew, the Mustangs came up short of the state game with an ending score of 0-1. Senior Kate Nordhaus said, “After playing in my final high school soccer game ever, I can wholeheartedly say that it was truly a blessing to be able to spend my last season with these amazing girls. I believe this season made the team and I better players and people. I will forever cherish these memories.”

Sophomore Kadence Ackmann takes a free kick. (Photo by: Peter Gordon )
Junior Ava Thompson drives the ball upfield. (Photo by: Peter Gordon )
Freshman Tatum Barnard takes a free kick. (Photo by: Peter Gordon)
The Lady Mustangs recollect at halftime. (Photo by: Peter Gordon)