Girls soccer falls to City High

The Trojans fell short against a scrappy Little Hawk team, falling to 2-2 on the year.


Alaina Greenlee

Both City and West High players gather in honor Liberty High’s Owen Skelley’s sixteenth birthday during the last fourteen seconds of the first half in their April 14 matchup.

Alaina Greenlee and Lily Prochaska

The girls soccer team traveled across town on April 14 to face the rivaling City High. With the occasional steal from the whipping winds, the Trojans were not able to maintain a handle on the ball.

After a back and forth start, the Little Hawks found a hole and scored with 25 minutes left in the first half. Several kicks were denied by senior goalkeeper Raina Pfeifer, but City’s scrappy defense kept the Trojans from taking control. The Little Hawks earned their second goal of the night before halftime. In the final fourteen seconds of the first half, both City and West players knelt together in the middle of the field in honor of the late Trojan Bolt swimmer, Owen Skelley.

The Little Hawks came out quick in the second half, scoring within seven minutes. Without much offensive progress from the Trojans, tensions ran high. Mattie Harms ’22 received a yellow card with minutes left in the game after unsportsmanlike conduct. West’s defense held City at bay to wrap up the remainder of the game but still fell short with a final score of 0-3.

The team will be back in action at home against Linn-Mar on April 19.