Girls Look to Go All the Way to States

By Marc Summy –

The Penn Manor girl’s soccer team looks to make an improvement from last season’s 13-5-1 record.

Hopes are high within the team to win districts and make a deep run into states.

The team has come up with a slogan: “Diez Anos de GANAS” (ten years of GANAS). Loosely translated it means, “ten years with the desire to win.”

Penn Manor Girl's soccer standout, Logan Kramer, looks to give the team an edge. Photo credit Marc Summy.

The girls have taken this to heart, supporting it on the back of their t-shirts.

Team captain Veronica Willig said of the team’s near-miss accomplishments in the past.  “We’re sick of losing in districts.”

As for the competition for the Comets, they will be up against section rivals Hempfield and Manheim Township, “who are always tough,” according to coach William Zapata.

The lady Comets will look to their robust defense and tightly netted team as their strong suite.

“Communication is a key to having a successful season this year,” said Arkansas State-bound Logan Kramer.

Although the team lacks varsity experience, they had an impressive off-season, winning all five of the tournaments in which they entered.

The Comets only visible achilles’ heel is varsity experience. “Other weaknesses will only come if the girls get too comfortable or complacent with what they’re doing.” added Coach Zapata.

The Penn Manor’s girl’s soccer team has high expectations from one another and will kick things off with their season opener March 25, home against Wilson at 5:30 p.m.

Comments

  1. soccerexpert101 says:

    Love soccer but Girls soccer is pretty lame.. if you watch a boys soccer math then a girls the girls seems more just like a kick-run sort of sport. guys soccer is faster,more complicated and physical. i mean some girls go in hard and stuff. but it is nothing compared to guys. its sorta like girls lacrosse.. boring. but that is my opinion.

  2. soccerconvert says:

    soccerexpert101, You obviously haven’t seen a girls college showcase tournament if you think girls soccer is not physical. Sometimes at the HS level you will see some kick and run, but there is very purposeful passing and strategy in girls premier club soccer, in which many PMHS girls participate.

  3. soccerexpert101 says:

    I’m not saying it isn’t physical It just isn’t as physical and interesting as boys soccer and will never be.

  4. maddy hess says:

    boys are obviously different than girls, duh. of course the games are going to be different. stop hating on girls soccer…they go hard. good luck to pmgs this season! 🙂