Girls soccer falls to Ankeny in penalty kicks

The girls soccer team opened their season with a nail bitter on April 6. The Trojans fell to Ankeny 2-5 in penalty kicks.


Owen Aanestad

Makenna Vonderhaar ’22 gets past her defender as she looks to pass against Ankeny on April 6.

Camille Gretter, Online Managing and Sports Editor

The girls soccer team is back in action after losing last season to COVID-19. Head Coach Dave Rosenthal led the team through a long and hard battle as they faced 2019 state champions, Ankeny.

Both teams fought hard in the first half, leaving the score at 0-0. It was only at 10 minutes into the second half that Ankeny scored a goal. Then, with only seconds left of the second half, junior Jada Dachtler scored for West, putting the game into overtime.

The score of 1-1 stayed the same throughout two 10-minute overtimes, where Ankeny then scored four points in a penalty kick shootout. Kenadee Showalter ’22 also scored during the shootout, leaving the final score 5-2, with Ankeny winning.

The Trojans will face the North Scott Lancers this Thursday, April 8 at North Scott High School.