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Roseville Girls Soccer Season Comes to a Close


The Roseville Girls Soccer team is nearing the end of a successful season a little over a month into the school year. With only the section games left, senior and captain Ruby Eskin states that this season has “been kind of a rollercoaster.” Although the team didn’t see wins in their first few games, she says that the team “turned that around nearing the end.”

Girls soccer had their home opener on September 7th. Their first win came against CDH with a 1-0 scoreline. When asked about upcoming games, Hayley Lande, a junior playing her third year on the team, said, “Mounds View is also a big game.” The girls  clinched a tie against Mounds View on October 3rd. On September 28th, the team celebrated their graduating athletes at senior night. During the game, the senior girls were acknowledged with speeches from the juniors and words from the athletes’ families. The team ended their senior night with a 1-0 victory against Irondale. 

One of the biggest changes this season was a new head coach. Adam Tavernit coached the girls this season while Coach Cave took time away. Lande brought up another change. “We have almost an entirely new roster,” she said in reference to many young and new players joining the team. With more than 10 new additions to the varsity roster, Ruby also mentioned the “overall youngness on our team” but emphasized that she felt “very proud of each and every one of them.” 

When asked about highlights of the season, Ruby recalls, “beating CDH as our first win.” She also adds, “the team bonding at [the] carboloads we have before every home game brings lots of laughter.” Freshman Ellyse Koerber playing her first year with the team also emphasized carboloads as a highlight, along with “practices where we just goof around.” The time to get together and bond over a delicious meal clearly brings good energy to the team, especially helping the younger players get to know everyone.

Despite many of the positives of the season, the student section could be improved. Koerber said, “there isn’t really a student section at our games because almost all of our games have been away.”

Eskin gave a different reason, saying, “the student section has not been good this year. Much like seasons in the past, many students just don’t come out to watch soccer.”

Hearing encouragement and cheers from their classmates and friends makes a big difference. Lande said she “appreciate[s] when people come and cheer and are positive.”

Nevertheless, the girls are looking forward to an exciting future with the team and another season next year. Koerber is disappointed the season is almost over, but said she “see[s] improvements and more wins in our future.”

Although this will be Ruby’s final season, she made it clear that “Roseville girls soccer future holds great leaders and young talent!” 

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Sophia Syverson
Sophia Syverson, Social Media Manager
I am a Junior Editor and Social Media Manager, and this is my second year writing for The Ville. I am a diver, nordic skier, and run track and field! I am a junior this year, and my favorite things to report on are sports and soft news.
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Hi, my name is Amelie, I'm a senior at RAHS and this is my first year on the newspaper. I run cross country and track, and when I'm not running I love to listen to music, watch soccer, and read! I’m looking forward to writing op-eds and contributing RAHS sports news to The Ville!

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