Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer Advances, While Tennis Falls

By Samuel Geelen, PAW Writer

The Boy’s and Girl’s soccer team have both advanced in section play. This past Tuesday (October 7th 2014) the Boy’s defeated Waconia 2-1 on homecoming week. Captain Sebastian Brown said, “Freshman year we got crushed by Waconia in the first round of sections, so this year we had a chance to redeem ourselves. The boys knew that it was win or go home, and it was emotional for me and the seniors, as we were playing knowing that it could be our last soccer match. We played well and as a team, I was proud of the squad. Got a solid win.”

The victory over Waconia was the first PA boys soccer section win. They played Thursday (October 9th) and lost to Chaska 3-0. Still the boy’s have had a good season overall posting a 9-7-1 record and 1-3-1 in the IMAC. In total the boy’s have scored 37 goals and had been scored on 23 times. The top five field players are Danny Fafinski #2 scoring 10 goals and 4 assists, Sebastian Brown (Seabass) #4 Co-Captain scoring 9 goals and 7 assists, Alec Robinson #16 scoring 4 goals and 2 assists, Jonah Schoenlder #11 scoring 4 goals and 1 assist, and Dominik Ruch #8 with no goals and 3 assists. The goalkeeper for the Lions is Will Wade #12 who had 23 goals scored against him but had 110 saves.

The Girl’s soccer team also had a good season (9-5-1) and, at one point were on a seven-game winning streak. They played earlier on Tuesday (October 7th 2014) in sections and won 1-0 over Waconia. On Thursday in the section quarter final game the girls beat Waconia 2-0 but fell to Benidle-St. Margaret’s 3-0. Girls tennis bowed out sooner in their section semi-finals against Litchfield 2-5. Team member Lauren Athmann reflected; “The team played their hearts out and I couldn’t have asked for a better team. I can confidently say we bonded this year on and off the courts.” Number one singles, Lauren Athman and number two doubles Mary Benites and Evie Kenney won. On Thursday October 9th,  individuals playing singles for Providence were Lauren Athmann and Mina McMillian. Lauren Athmann won her matches 6-0, 6-0 and 5-7,6-1. She played Monday for semi-finals and finals ending up with third in her section. Playing doubles on Thursday October 9th for Providence Academy were partners Celia Kennedy, Grace Cummins and Cameron Neeson, Sam Russell. Unfortunately they did not advance but congrats to them on a good season. Congratulations on a great season Lady Lions.