Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade


Sandy Max

Niamh Haynos dribbles the ball down the field.

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

The girls varsity soccer team was cruising through the season, until a few storms sent them hydroplaning into uncertainty.

Recent and frequent storms have hindered the team’s smooth start of as many team activities have been cancelled, including a rivalry game against Wootton, which has been rescheduled for later in the season. The cancellations have created a congested second half of the season for the team.

“I think our whole team is upset that we haven’t been able to play all of our games,” senior Eden Max said.

Three of the six games on the schedule for the team got cancelled and rescheduled because of inclement weather and unsafe playing conditions.. Not only have the rainouts affected the game schedule, but they have also affected the team’s attitude towards this season.

“Our team is really motivated to do well,” Max said.

The team was already scheduled to have three games in five days during the season against Whitman, Northwood and Quince Orchard. Even without the cancellations, this many games in a short period of time would have been stressful. The cancellations have only added to the stress.

“In order to qualify for the playoffs, and for all the games to count, we have to have all of the games completed by Oct. 19,” Head Coach Haroot Hakopian said.

The Oct. 19  deadline puts pressure on the team to fit all their games in, while still battling rain outs, including one on Sept. 26 that had to be rescheduled a second time due to weather

According to Hakopian, although the team only needs to play 10 games to qualify, the seeding of the playoffs will benefit the teams that can play more, so they want to play as many of their games as possible.

Despite the rain, the team started strong with three wins in three games, outscoring the opponents 29-0 total. The team hopes to not let the rainouts halt their momentum.

“Because we have so many games only one day apart, it will probably get harder and harder to play at our full potential,” said Max, “But it hopefully won’t affect the outcome of our season.”