Lady Highlanders lose tough game against Swain

The luck of the Irish was not with Highlands girls varsity soccer team on St. Patrick’s Day when they hosted Swain and lost 3-1.

Highlands Gabby Diaz doesn’t give up going for the ball against Swain at home.

Highlands Reese Schmitt said they could have played better, but performed well despite the loss.

“We struggled in the midfield with passing to each other, but we did really well with communicating on defense and getting the ball out to midfield,” said Schmitt.

Highlands Reese Schmitt takes off straight to Swain’s goal.

Highlands Mac Woods said they need to work on their communications and spacing.

“I think we played good, but we have some stuff to work on,” said Woods.

Highlands Mac Woods controls a tipped Swain pass.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt brings the ball down the field at home against Swain.

Highlands Aislynn Luck keeps the ball moving with a header against Swain.

Highlands Caroline Woods sends a goal kick deep into midfield.

Highlands Hayley Borino attacks the ball against Swain at home.

Highlands Abbie Doerter clears the ball out of the hot zone.

Highlands Goalie Ava Schmitt stops a Swain shot on goal.

Highlands Hendy Rios stays aggressive going after the ball.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt with a big kick sending the ball down the field.

Highlands Caitlin Tingen is headed straight to Swain’s goal and rips a shot.

Highlands Reese Schmitt shoots a one-timer and Swain’s goalie makes an incredible save.

Highlands Mac Woods boots the ball downfield.

Highlands Hayley Borino smiles as she slides across the wet field after getting tripped up.

Highlands Caroline Woods sends the ball up to the Lady Highlanders’ offense.

Highlands Brandy Zagal moves in to steal the ball from Swain.

Highlands Goalie Ava Schmitt stops another Swain shot on goal.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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