Tag: Soccer

Game Day

Look good feel good . Captain Miranda McNalley’s uniforms are out and ready. Uniforms are the first step to playing a game because it unites the team and brings pride to players.
Focus, Focus, Focus. #1 McNalley fixes her pre-wrap as she mentally prepares for her upcoming game. Prep like this is essentially to mentally preparing yourself to play a physically and emotionally demanding game.
Fits like a Glove. McNalley gets ready for her game by strapping on her gloves— the most important aspect of being a goalie.
Teamwork makes the dream work. Captain McNalley and Sophomore teammate Abby Ryan fist bump before the game—- a tradition they have do every game.
Winding Up. McNalley starts the game off strong with a goal kick looking to find one of her teammates to keep possession.
1 versus 1. McNalley goes 1 v 1 versus the forward on the other team. She looks for the right opportunity to dive and save the shot.
A shot and No Goal! McNalley saves the shot with a dive to her right side. McNalley ends the game with a shutout—- meaning she had no goals scored against her.
An Empty Lions Field. After the game is completed, the field is cleaned up and the players leave. A long day of afternoon soccer calls for the shade and cool air to creep in.

Sports- Lesley Randall

1. As part of being a freshman on the Women’s Soccer Team, Marissa Taghon helps pick up soccer balls off of the field and return them back to the locker room. Every freshman or transfer who comes through the program must do their “duties” by taking care of equipment before and after practices and games.

Senior goal keeper, Miranda Mcnalley, plays in an off-season team scrimmage at Piedmont College. With it being Mcnalley’s last season, she hopes that the spring will bring much success for herself as well as her team.