When Thursday night’s Catholic League girls soccer semifinals come around and Little Flower’s David steps on to the field to face the mighty Goliath of Archbishop Ryan at 7 p.m., Casey Brown knows nobody will give her team much of a chance to win.
On a cold and rainy afternoon in Bensalem, Jazmin Gonzalez was feeling generous.
Despite winning 21 of its 23 games in 2013, what the Archbishop Ryan girls soccer team remembers most about how last season ended is the quiet dejection.
As tantalizing as the prospect of potentially winning in extra innings on Senior Day was, Brittany Smith wasn’t having it.
Over the course of a storybook season like this one, there are no singular heroes. In establishing such a standard of excellence, stars reveal themselves on the field of play just as they might when shooting across the night sky.
As a senior on the highly-successful Archbishop Ryan girls soccer team that’s lost just one regular season game in the last two years, Briana Egenlauf doesn’t have much left to check off her bucket list before graduation.
In 2012, the Archbishop Ryan girls soccer team didn’t lose its first game of the season until Nov. 6. It was the Ragdolls’ only blemish of the season, a 1-0 first round state tournament defeat at the hands of Central Bucks West.