Girls Soccer Continues Its Streak


Girls varsity soccer has passed the halfway point in their season, confidently earning their way to the top of the Potomac district as they look to finish their season off positively.

Consisting of 10 upperclassmen and 12 underclassmen, girls varsity soccer started their season off strong with a 10-0 record, accounting for six shutouts while allowing only four goals.

“Being a part of this team is fun, but a lot of hard work,” goalie Tatum Gorman said. “You have to show up to every practice and game ready to give it [your] all.”

The Bulldogs have shown their strength, especially during district play, shutting out an esteemed and challenging Riverside team 2-0 on April 14. Later on April 17, the team gained first in the Potomac district after a 1-0 win over Independence, the only other undefeated team in the division.

“It feels great to be undefeated,” outside backer Bella Aguayo said. “It definitely heightens our confidence as well as puts a target on our back for other teams. It’s going to make each game coming up a harder one because everybody wants to beat us now.”

We have done a great job keeping possession and I think that sets us apart from a lot of other teams.

— Charlotte Ratcliff

The team has been confidently coached by Charlotte Ratcliff over the past two seasons, this year marking the sixth year overall of her career. Ratcliff led the Bulldogs to the district playoffs last season and is hoping to go even further this year considering the early success the team has already had.

We are a little over half way through [the season] and I would love for the girls to continue moving the ball around and controlling the games,” Coach Ratcliff said. “We have done a great job keeping possession and I think that sets us apart from a lot of other teams. If we are able to stay consistent with our ball movement and our strength both on and off of the ball, we will continue on the path that we are on.”

Come support girls varsity soccer this Thursday, April 27, at home against Woodgrove as the team fights to remain undefeated for the remainder of the season.

“This team has incredible chemistry, and since day one they have done a great job connecting both on and off of the field,” Ratcliff said. “I have truly enjoyed watching the girls support, encourage, and push one another to be the best teammates and players that they can be.”