Summit kicks off season with win against Cherokee

Summit School’s girls club soccer team hosted Cherokee last month and won a solid victory ending with a final of 5-0.

Summit Taylor Robinson passes the ball up to Victoria Clement.

Summit Taylor Robinson walked away with a hat trick scoring three goals for the Bears. Summit Jazmin Barranco and Lydia Hughes scored the other 2 goals.

Summit Jazmin Barranco weaves her way through Cherokee players.

“The girls played great for our first game,” said Summit Coach Jeremy Robinson. “They played with great effort and created a lot of chances. These girls are really fun to coach, the team has a great vibe.”

Summit Lydia Hughes is feeling pretty good after scoring a goal against Cherokee.

Summit’s club team is made up of middle and high school students. Robinson said they decided to have a club team this year to work on building up both programs for the future.

Summit Chloe Crawford stays with her mark against Cherokee at home.

“We didn’t have quite enough for an exclusive high school team, and our middle school team was also close numbers-wise,” said Robinson. “At the same time, we have a lot of talented girls and we really wanted to give them a season to play and develop.”

Summit Sidney Sinclair kicks the ball out to midfield after stopping a Cherokee shot on goal.

Summit Rae Bennett picks off a Cherokee pass.

He added that the focus of a club team is player development; and they have spirited practices, scrimmages, and basically a lot of fun.

Summit Victoria Clement takes a shot on Cherokee’s goal.

Summit will play a combination of middle and high school teams throughout their season.

Summit lines up and forms a wall to stop Cherokee penalty kick.

Summit Jazmin Barranco celebrates after scoring a goal against Cherokee.

Summit Lydia Hughes brings the ball through midfield heading for Cherokee’s goal.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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