N’Dia McKelley is the lone senior on the soccer team.

Jolene Pritts, News Writer

The Struthers Girls Varsity Soccer Team won its first ever playoff game against Girard, on Saturday, October 15, on their home field.

The Ladycats won their game 3-0. After a long fought battle against the two teams, the Struthers Wildcats made it to the next round and ended Girard’s season. Blood, sweat and tears were left on the field. They gave it their all and proved many wrong.

Both teams gave tremendous effort.

“I was nervous and excited to play, but I was also proud of how my team played and how I personally played,” says team member Katelyn Kimble.

The Ladycats may have had less support from the stands, but they still fought their hardest.

They worked together to knock Girard off their feet.

“I felt that we worked together and had better sportsmanship more than Girard did,” says team member Ava Croyle.

The teams had their ups and downs, but they still kept believing. The members were ultimately proud of each other.

Though they had their bad moments, they still had hope.

“I feel nervous but I know we will do good. I feel hopeful because we have never been to the playoffs. I also feel proud by getting far with my team, and I know we will do good. I am sad that it’s my last year to play soccer because I made connections with the girls and want to spend more time with them. I am glad I got to spend the time I had with them,” says only senior soccer member N’Dia McKelly.