Going out on top

Lady Tigers defeat Sulphur Springs on senior night


Oren Smith

Traveling across the soccer field, sophomore Megan Dineen dribbles down the sideline. The Lady Tigers played against Sulphur Springs.

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

On March 11, the Lady Tigers defeated Sulphur Springs 1-0. This was the team’s last home game of the season and was also senior night. 

The team felt they had been struggling to play their best the past few games. This performance altered the game.

“This game we really were on it,” senior Sarah Rogers said. “We played the best we ever had together, and we were connected as a team. We worked from the [bottom] all the way to the top, and everybody gave it their all.”

Near the end of the first half, Sulphur Springs managed to make their way to our end of the field. They got close to making a goal, but Lady Tigers goalie Logan Pilgreen blocked the ball right at the buzzer.

“The defining moment of the game was the last five seconds of the first half,” sophomore Chloe Pate said. “Sulphur shot from about the 25 yard line, and everyone thought it was going in, then Logan Pilgreen saves the ball out of nowhere. It was an amazing save that set the tone for the second half.”

After Sarah Rogers scored the first and only goal of the game, the team was motivated to keep up their lead.

“What led to our win was everyone’s determination and drive to win,” Rogers said. “It was a very special moment to have my last ever game and goal at Grim. It was even more special having such a supportive team who never gave up throughout the entire game.”

This win was a great night especially for the seniors, who played their last home game.

“Being senior night, I feel as if I left my mark by scoring the winning goal for us tonight,” Rogers said. “I thought it was so special and awesome to be doing that for my team, and also for my last game at Grim. It was definitely an unforgettable night for me and this team who has become my family.”