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No. 3 on the field, No. 1 for the fans

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It just keeps getting better for the varsity girls soccer team, who in the last few weeks has climbed its way to be No. 3 in the TGCA poll for the state of Texas.

“It is really nice to finally be recognized,” senior Rachel Lassitter said. “Last year we had a really good defense and we were all kinda worried about this season not being as good as the last year, so to come out and be third in the state just proves that all the hard work in practice we’ve done this year has really been paying off, and it is pretty awesome. ”

The team is goal-driven, literally. And with relentless practices and game schedules, along with hard work and determination, the team members hope to leave a legacy of success.

“Throughout the years that I have been a part of the Lady Tiger soccer team, we have accomplished something new every year,” senior Lyndsey Knotts said. “So my for senior year, I feel very proud to be leaving the legacy of being No. 3 in the state behind. Hopefully, the sophomores and juniors can keep living up to the legacy.”

Since head coach Dustin Holly came four years ago, the the team has several accomplishments: breaking the record for number of shutouts in a season, winning tournaments, district championships, and now, being state-ranked.

“I feel very accomplished to be No. 3 in the state my sophomore year,” sophomore Hannah Brantley said. “It’s a very rewarding feeling, but next year I feel like we are going to do a lot of work because we are losing some seniors that are very valuable to the team. Next year will be a challenge, but it will be fun.”

And they’re not willing to settle for less than they’re best, hoping their passion for the sport and family-like-mentality will keep them on the road to success.

“I feel very blessed to be apart of a team that has so many talented girls on it. I am so thankful for the strong bond our soccer family has. It makes soccer mean so much more than just a sport to all of us,” sophomore Savannah Stussy said. “We’ve worked so hard to get where we are and we are proud of ourselves but also know that there is a lot more work to be put in.”

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Riley Rogers
Riley Rogers, Co-Viewpoint Editor
Riley is a senior and is super excited about her second year in newspaper as the viewpoint editor. She can’t wait to be the student body treasurer and for soccer season to start this year. She hopes her final year as a Texas High student is the best.

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