All eyes are on the soccer ball as St. John’s senior Kelsey Pohlman looks to control the ball against Lima Central Catholic’s Taylor Judy Thursday afternoon. Seen other Blue Jay seniros played their final home matches but lost 6-0 to the Lady Thunderbirds.
DELPHOS — The St. John’s girls soccer unit celebrated Senior Parents Night Thursday at the Annex against Lima Central Catholic.
The Lady Thunderbirds proved to be rude guests in this contest as they pieced together a 6-0 shutout on a sunny but brisk fall afternoon.
Eight Lady Blue Jays played their final home matches: Morgan Musser, Alyssa Gable, Jessica Recker, Kelsey Pohlman, Ally Mohler, Rylee Hamilton, Brittany Kramer and Michelle Hitchcock.
“We’ve come a long way this year, especially when you think of how inexperienced we were to start. My seniors have been great leaders and helped make it fun for the girls; that’s always my goal and to help them become better players,” St. John’s coach John Munoz observed.
The Jays (3-12-1) held even with the speedy T-Birds in the first few minutes but LCC’s prowess, especially offensively, began to take control.
“We tried some different things to try and match up with their quickness and skill. We tried some zone marking instead of man marking, then some combination of both,” Munoz continued. “It worked at times and not at others but we needed to learn that. These are all things we hope to learn and use from here on in.”
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