Soccer - Varsity Girls
2015 Season Recap
The Catlin Gabel girls soccer team had an outstanding year falling just short in the state final. The girls went 14-3-1 overall while scoring 76 goals and conceding 13. The girls start the year with a great comeback win on the road in St. Mary’s after conceding an early goal, and again fought back in pre-season to draw with Valley Catholic. In the league, after losing at Westside Christian on a late goal beat the visiting Eagles 2-0. The girls found themselves matched up with Westside Christian again in the state semifinals and on a chilly, damp November night the girls figured out a way to settle the season series. After coming close on numerous occasions, we scored on a long shot right into the corner with 10 minutes to play to win 1-0. Against OES we went to their place and knocked them off 4-0 through a total team effort from back to front. They, unfortunately, came back at us and returned the favor during our homecoming. In the state final both OES and Catlin Gabel were at their best. Shots, saves, tackles, great passing, and combos were all on display by both teams. After the girls narrowly missed taking the lead in the first half, OES scored on a great individual effort to win 1-0. The team's success resulted in several girls receiving both league and state honors, which are listed below. The team will miss the three amazing seniors, but returns a lot of talent.
Sam Slusher 1st team all-league
Maya Fernandez-Powell 1st team all-league
Allie Dunnaville 1st team all-league
Etienne Oliver 2nd team all-league
Aliya Mahmoud 2nd team all-league
Layton Rosenfeld Honorable Mention all-league
Hayle Meyerhoff Honorable Mention all-league
Ally Priest Honorable Mention all-league
Sam Slusher 1st team all-state
Maya Fernandez-Powell 1st team all-state
Allie Dunnaville 2nd team all-state
At Catlin Gabel, the goal in the girl's soccer program is to create a positive and respectful winning environment. The program has a rich and successful history with high expectations. Girls are trained daily with an emphasis on technical and tactical knowledge. The program is designed to be competitive but at the same time team oriented. Girls in the program work hard daily, and their passion for the game comes through in how much fun they have playing the game.