Girls’ Soccer Team Pushes Through a Tough Season


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After finishing with a 15-5-3 record last season, the Cinnaminson girls’ soccer team ended this year’s fall season with a 8-8 record having endured some initial setbacks with multiple players being injured. 

“That was a big loss to us and we had to rearrange some positions and shorten up the defense,” Bond said. “That way it’s been tough because people have been playing a little bit out of their positions.” 

As a result, during the season, it wasn’t uncommon for players to play different positions. This was necessary in order to help the team get through the many injuries they had. 

Bond expressed that the girls’ soccer team has been striving to improve and beat the teams they lost to last year.

“That’s always the goal, the goal is to improve every year to win each game without really putting any one team above the other,” Bond said. “At the end of the day you want to win the game that’s in front of you and you want to beat the team that’s in front of you so yes.”

Having split their record against Delran last season, the girls were eager to play the rival Bears. Although the girls lost 3-2 in their first matchup against Delran in mid-September, they were able to redeem themselves with a strong win during their second matchup in October.  

“This year we were able to get a lot more of the community involved and we were able to raise a lot of money for Maddie specifically to donate to her family to help alleviate any experimental treatments,” Bond said. 

The soccer teams have been great representations of eighth grader Maddie Harris, whom they have been raising money for the past couple of years. This year, they did so by doing a kick off as a tribute to Harris. 

As one of the senior captains, Katie Ambos explains how she is a leader on and off the field.

“It feels really good because for the past four years I have been on varsity and been sharing time with people,” Ambos said. “But now,  I feel like … I’ve always depended on upperclassmen, but now it’s me who has to help the team.” 

As a captain Ambos said she tries to lift the team up when they are not at their best. 

“After we lose everyone is kind of upset but we talk about it and figure out what we did wrong and just improve the next day and  forget about the loss and focus on the next game,” Ambos said.

When the team goes through a loss Ambos reassures the team in order to make sure they learn from it.

Ambos has advice for the juniors aspiring to be captains next season.  

 “I would say make sure to keep everyone in check and show them what it’s like to be a role model,” Ambos said. “Because once you get to your senior year, you’ll realize how fast it went and you just want to make sure that everyone is on top of everything.”