READING — Eleven seconds.
After early exits in each of the last two seasons, the Ragdolls came from behind in a 2-1 overtime win over Council Rock South.
Standing on the precipice of a three-peat, something the girls soccer program at Archbishop Ryan had never done, the Ragdolls did the only thing they could think of before Sunday afternoon’s Catholic League championship game:
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.
Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both on-field excellence and leadership abilities off of it.
After a stellar career as a student-athlete at Archbishop Ryan led Megan Tole to Holy Family University on a soccer scholarship, she knew that she wanted to come back and return the favor.
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.