Simi Olurin ’19
“The beautiful game” has begun. Girl’s soccer is off to an incredible start with a record of 6-0, but a challenging away game against Caravel threatens this winning streak. The Buccaneers have been the Division II State Champions for two years; a win against Caravel would be the first for girl’s soccer in four years. However, the pressure does not affect the Hillers because soccer simply remains “the beautiful game.”
Led by captains Lange Scanlan, Molly Quinlan, Allie Salter, Catherine Habgood, and goalkeeper Morgan Rollins, the girl’s soccer team has fun while also taking care of business on the field. The team, comprised of both varsity and junior varsity players, runs the gamut of skill and experience; some have played soccer since the age of three while others have put on their first pair of shin guards this year. Janie Mitchell believes that “soccer is a fun environment where we can chat and joke around yet still get work done and improve upon our skills.” Because girl’s soccer has not been at Tower Hill for long, the girls truly value their time on the field and with each other.
To the untrained eye, soccer is simply a game where a ball is kicked up and down a field with a hope of ending up in a large net; however, soccer is a sport that brings people of all backgrounds together because of it is beloved all over the world. It is a game of precision, dedication, and emotion. Though there may be tire chips everywhere, and blisters rapidly accumulating on feet, the connection the teammates share is worth all of the turf-sized inconveniences; and at the end of the day, that’s the main goal.