With temperatures soaring into the mid-90s Wednesday, the girls soccer players on both the St. Joseph Catholic School and Washington School teams needed every water break they could get. Every 10 minutes, in fact, the 80-minute game was stopped for rest and hydration.
But, between those breaks, the girls on both teams gave it everything they had in this intra-county rivalry between two independent schools.
It was the hosting Generals, however, who came out on top 4-2. Meg Giachelli scored two goals for the Generals who took a 2-0 lead into halftime. The other goals for Washington School were scored by Wenn Sanders and Ella Milwood.
Both goals for St. Joseph were scored by Skyler Triplett, with Caroline Meyer and Mary Michael Mahalitc recording assists.
The win Wednesday marked the fourth win of the young season for the Lady Generals, but head coach Jeffrey Giachelli made it clear to his team after the game that they are going to need to play a lot better if they hope to make a deep run at the end of the season in the MAIS tournament.
“I was pleased with their effort, but not with their execution,” Coach Giachelli said. “We did not do a good job of applying what we learned at practice and doing it in the game.”
St. Joseph coach Jana Slay said she was pleased with her team’s effort as well.
“We are so young, and we are just trying to get some great experience before our district season starts up,” Slay said.