WICHITA, Kan.—The Independent Panthers girls soccer team picked up its second win of the season on Tuesday by downing Circle 6-0. The team is 2-1, with the only loss coming in overtime to Mulvane in the first game of the season.
Senior captains Jessica Fisher and Amy Yeskie each scored one goal for the Lady Panthers in the game, and freshman forward Alise Coccetella scored four.
Led by Coccetella, Independent has seen a stellar class of freshmen girls come through this season. Several have been able to step up and play key roles on the team.
“We have a lot of talent on our team, and a lot of young girls, so we’ve been using that to our advantage,” Yeskie said. “We have a lot of freshmen coming up who show a lot of talent, especially Alise Coccetella, who shows a lot of potential and is currently our top goal scorer.”
Despite the new faces, the Lady Panthers still had to make some replacements this season—especially at the goal keeper position. Junior Rebecca Johnson, who has some experience at the position, and senior Jessica Baldridge, have stepped up and taken over spot.
“Jessica and Rebecca have really stepped into the keeper position since our old keeper graduated, and they’re doing a pretty impressive job.”
Independent will look to continue its success in its next game, on Thursday, Apr. 5 against Wichita South.