Girls Soccer Class A State Champions

Tracy Grimm

Anna Leslie '14, Staff Writer

After demolishing almost every they played, the Blake Girls Soccer team beat Benilde St. Margaret in the finals of the state tournament on November 3. After a tense 39 minutes and 39 seconds against the Red Knights, Grace Boatman ’13 scored after receiving a pass from Hannah Randolph ’13, to give the Bears a one-goal lead.  Through the rest of the game, the defense proved to be key in defeating the cartwheeling BSM offense. Coach Paul Menge stated, “It was important for us to play our style, rather than adjust to other teams.  That meant going hard to the ball and playing high pressure defense when we didn’t have it. Boatman, Nicole Kozlak ‘13, Lydia Sutton ‘14 and Korlekuor Akiti ‘15 were named to the all state team.