Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Chapel Hill Tigers - 3A State Girls Soccer Champs!

Congratulations to the Chapel Hill Tigers for clinching the 3A state girls soccer championship on Saturday night. It was a long, hard fought battle against a very strong opponent, coupled with a delayed start and a 35-minute in-game delay due to lightning. When the final whistle blew, the Tigers beat Cox Mill 1-0 in a game that took over three hours to complete. The lone goal was scored in the 16th minute by sophomore Maddie Reiter off a perfect corner kick from Isabel Leinenweber.

The momentous victory ended a terrific season that featured historic defense. The Tigers finished the season 19-1-1, only surrendering two goals the entire season! This feat has only been done twice previously - Carrboro and Hickory each accomplished it in 2015.

Head Coach Jason Curtis, also coach of the boys soccer team (which also won the state championship in the fall), spoke of his girls team following the game. "The work they put in...they totally buy in. They play for each other. They work hard...They just play. It's amazing."

With only one senior on the team, the future of girls soccer in Chapel Hill looks extremely promising.

Way to go, Tigers!