Girls Soccer Go Spartans!
Fall sports are in full swing right now here at Bainbridge High School, with state championships in about a month. Teams put in countless hours together in order to make it to the top and beat their opponents. This is especially true of the girls soccer program, from their freshman team all the way up to varsity. Don’t be surprised to see them running several laps around the field along with other challenging workout to be at tip top shape for those grueling ninety minute games.
Senior, Lindsay Franznick says, “The season started off really well with our non-league games, we were winning some and tieing others. It’s been a learning experience for everyone this season, adjusting to a new team and coach but it’s going really well! We’re in a tough league but we’re fighting through this season and hoping to finish it out with a few more wins!”
Not only do players have to adjust to the new set of team mates but additionally this year they also have a new coach, Katie Drovdahl. She’s described by her players to be positive, encouraging, and inspiring, which is just what they need to be successful in such a tough league. It’s difficult for our girls to compete against these prep and private school who can recruit a good amount of players from different areas based on certain skill sets. However, the girls see this as a way to improve, which they have immensely since last year. They’ve beat Ingraham as well as scoring more goals this season already than last year total.
Their goal is to beat other public schools in the league who they believe are more of an even match, and they’re willing and able to truly battle it out and leave it all on the field in order to reach that goal. The team is mostly seniors and juniors, with three sophomores who are doing quite well. This is really exciting because it means that the varsity team still has a lot of potential moving forward into future seasons. Additionally many of the girls have been playing together through Bainbridge soccer programs most of their life. This creates a certain chemistry between players a team that even big recruiting private school can’t beat. Make sure to get out there and support your Bainbridge soccer women in the few remaining home games! There are three home games left against Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Prep, and Garfield on October 9, 11, and 18 at six o’clock in the evening.