Women’s soccer season ends after losing second game of sectional to Zionsville

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On Oct. 4, the women’s soccer team faced Westfield at Murray Stadium and won 2-0. The team, ranked number one in the state, played against Zionsville, ranked 10th in the state, on Oct. 6 again at home and lost 2-0. However, they played earlier in the season Carmel won 1-0.

“I don’t really know how it happened,” Amy Malone, soccer player and junior, said. “Once they scored we just weren’t able to score on them. And then they scored again in the last 28 minutes of the game and we couldn’t catch up for some reason.” During the game, Head Coach Frank Dixon remained calm and continued to encourage his players. “He was really consoling after the game. He was not mad at all,” Malone said.

As for next season, the team will lose several seniors but will gain a lot of players from the current freshman class. “We have a team meeting where we evaluate our finished season and then plan for what we can improve on next season,” Malone said. “Next year, we’ll come back better than ever.”

Dixon, who has coached 22 seasons of women’s soccer at CHS, had a positive attitude after losing the sectional game.  Dixon said, “We had a better season than expected. Losing against Zionsville doesn’t represent our season as a whole.”

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