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 Editor-In-Chief

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.