October 7, the Lady Vikes' soccer team played for the MSAC championship for the first time ever against skilled rival George Washington High School. They had a hard-fought game, but came out victorious 2-1.
“It was highly rewarding to see all of our hard work payoff,” said senior Kiersten Templin.
The two goals scored by senior captain Presley Fisher and starter sophomore Olivia Broom gave them the win and the number one seed in their section, only giving them one game in sectionals on Wednesday the 18th.
“It was a great atmosphere to play and win in” junior starter Mackenzie Gillispie said.
The MSAC game against G.W. was a great way to get extra practice for the post season. The girls said they had to play through exhausting heat, very psychical play, and a lot of skilled athletes. It was a great feeling knowing we were the first girls’ soccer team to ever win MSACs.
“We played really well in the MSAC championship game, and we will have to continue to play that way in sectionals to go on” said starter sophomore Gracie Smith.
Ripley is now ranked third in the state about to play ranked 14th Parkersburg South. If the girls win tonight (Wednesday the 18th) it will be the first time in years they have went to regionals. They have accomplished many great and new things this season.
“We are ready to give it everything we have” said senior starter Presley Fisher the night of the sectional championship
The girls season came to an end last Wednesday night when they played South. The girls played a great game that went into two overtime periods of sudden death and a round of penalty kick, but in the end, they just could not capitalize on opportunities. In the end, they felt it was a well fought game, but a very rough way to end such an incredible season.