Girls Soccer Update

The Little Hawks are now 5-2 on the season after defeating Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Tuesday, April 26.

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Girls Soccer Update

Teammates celebrate with Grace Brown '17 after her goal in the 39th minute in the first half on April 26th, 2016.

Teammates celebrate with Grace Brown '17 after her goal in the 39th minute in the first half on April 26th, 2016.

Joseph Cress

Teammates celebrate with Grace Brown '17 after her goal in the 39th minute in the first half on April 26th, 2016.

Joseph Cress

Joseph Cress

Teammates celebrate with Grace Brown '17 after her goal in the 39th minute in the first half on April 26th, 2016.

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The City High girls soccer team started the season 5-2, and is looking to continue to improve against some tougher opponents that are coming up on the schedule.

“We have been coming out pretty strong from the beginning, we’ve played some decent teams and we have come out on the winning side of most of them,” Maddy Deprenger ‘16 said of the first half of the season. “We are playing some more challenging teams, so we are gonna get better and I’m excited to have some more challenging teams.”

The Little Hawks have been working on staying focused thanks in part to their senior leadership.

[We have been] very eager to learn and stay focused on our daily goals of getting better each time we step on the field.  The seniors have acted as good models for the younger players,” head coach Michael Prunty said.

Senior leadership has been a big emphasis for the Little Hawks. Maddy Deprenger has lead the Little Hawks with eight assists, and is second on the team with four goals. Delaney Johnson leads City with seven goals. Center Back and captain Lizzy Ward has played a big role in mentoring younger players.

“I think just setting a good example for them of what a team should be like and how it should operate, so that when we’re gone, the team will keep moving forward,” Ward said.

Continued improvement has been something that the team has been working towards as well.

“We will continue to build our style of play and our focus is now shifting towards or play in the attacking half of the game,” Prunty said. “This is an area we will look to improve upon as the season continues.”

Deprenger agrees that with the team’s leadership and the ability to finish off scoring opportunities are things that the team must continue to work on as it moves forward through the season.

“Definitely finishing, so scoring as many goals as we can, making the most of all of our opportunities,” Deprenger said.