Over these last five chilly early November days, the talk of the hallways has been the recent success of our girls’ volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams. Typically we talk about football games, or depending what grade you’re in, your tests coming up this week. However, just about every day this week has featured a WPIAL playoff win. Combine that with really strong regular seasons and all the school seems to want to talk about are these three girls sports.
Volleyball is number one in the WPIALS, up against their rivals North Catholic at RMU this Saturday, November 6th, at 3:30 pm. Having both won and lost to North Catholic already this season adds to the excitement.
The Girls Cross Country are making their way all the way to Hershey for the PIAA State Championship, for this Saturday as well. The girls team run ended at WPIALS last year, so a van full of Lady Lopes returning to Chocolate Town is more reason to talk about girls sports. With their extreme success so far this year, the talk of the hallways has been nothing short of confidence in the girls.
Last but not least, the girls’ soccer team WIPIAL game is set to take place this Saturday, as well, at the Highmark stadium. They are up against North Catholic too, making this an even bigger game.
Three girls teams competing for WPIAL championships is something that is rare for our school, and it is exciting to experience something so historical in my senior year. Today also marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which is a civil rights law passed to prohibit discrimination towards women in sports and educational programs. For our girls’ teams to be announced and recognized for making this much success, on such a special day, is going to make it so much more memorable. “Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX,” said Athletic Director Mrs. Patton, “not only are our girls participating in these sports, but they are doing extremely well at them!”
Please visit here and our instagram page for more coverage about each team next week.