The Severna Park High School varsity girls soccer team opened the year with two tight contests: a 1-0 win over Southern on March 23 and a 1-1 tie with Broadneck on March 30. Despite the COVID-shortened five-game season, the girls are cherishing their return to the field.
“Development wise, it’s a good opportunity to get some game experience going into next year,” said head coach Rick Stimpson. “We try to win every game, but not having a postseason, it changes the focus to getting experience. It’s a crazy time and definitely a challenge, but the girls are just excited to be playing again.”
Lexi Ensor scored the go-ahead goal in Severna Park’s 1-0 win. In the 1-1 tie, Delaney Lee scored the Falcons’ lone goal Defensively, the team has had contributions up and down the lineup.
“We’ve had a mix of seniors to freshmen across the backline,” Stimpson said.
Even though nine starters graduated as part of last year’s senior class, this year’s seniors have filled the leadership void.
“The seniors have done a great job of leading the group and showing the young players what it takes to be successful,” Stimpson said.
The girls continue their season with home games against Arundel and Annapolis, followed by a road game at South River.