Weekly Feature

2014-09-10 / Sports

Lady Hawks soccer a strong second half team

It may be a rebuilding year for the Cardinal O’Hara girls soccer team, but you can never count out a team that plays well in the second half.

Head coach Stephanie Allaire believes her team’s greatest strength this season is the ability to play well in the second half.

“We have a tendency to perform better in the second half and we are a team that works together better in the second half,” she said.

Last year’s team was near the bottom of the Monsignor Martin League, but the Lady Hawks have been working hard to improve each day.

O’Hara has a pair of returning senior captains in Gina Draskic and Leah Coleman.

Junior Kelli O’Donell was also chosen to serve as a captain this season. O’Donell is a forward that has started the past two seasons.

Draskic is a center midfielder that has started for the Lady Hawks since she was a freshman.

“She is aggressive and a great team leader with a positive attitude,” Allaire said. “She is a determined player who works hard.”

One of O’Hara’s most versatile players on the roster is junior Rachael Farmer, who will be starting her second year for the Lady Hawks. She has the ability to play any position on the field including goalie.

O’Hara’s leading goal scorer is freshman Maddie Sowinski. She trains at a high level with the Olympic Development Program

“She has a solid strike and can place the ball into the back of the net. Plus, she sets up her teammates as well,” Allaire said.

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