Fleetwood Girls’ Soccer Makes County Finals

Posted on November 15, 2016 by


The Fleetwood girls soccer team made it to the county finals after defeating Wilson 5-4 in Penalty Kicks.

Riley Scepansky was dubbed a “Brick Wall” by the Fleetwood Superfans. The student fan section broke out in “We have Riley!” chants several times during the game. Scepansky had more than a few saves during regulation and overtime, but the most crucial one came on the last penalty kick.

Penalty kicks were made by Alexis Nowotarski, Alexis Schoener, Kortney Rentschler, Emily LeVan and Rebekah Earnest.

According to the Reading Eagle, The Tigers had lost to Wilson 2-1 in the  2015 Berks Semi-Finals. The Fleetwood players were ecstatic to win this game because of what had happened last year.

“It was so great to get our revenge on Wilson and even greater for it to happen during my Senior Year,” senior Sydney Lobb said.

Lobb leads the county in goals with twenty three. Lobb has scored more goals than she has played games. She also leads the county with fifty-two points. Lobb garners two points for each goal she nets and one point for every assist, of which she has six.

Fleetwood has two of the top four scorers in the county. Kortney Rentschler comes in fourth place with 36 points. Rentschler has netted seventeen goals and two assists in her senior campaign.  

Fleetwood continued to the county finals and defeated Governor Mifflin 1-0 on Lexi Nowotarski’s lone last second goal in the first half.

“ It felt so unreal to score the game-winning goal.  All that was going through my head was how badly i wanted to score. With three seconds left in the half, I got my chance and put it away” Nowotarski said.

Fleetwood then went up against Palmyra and netted four goals and only let one get through. Sydney Lobb scored twice; Emily LeVan and Brianna Harwood each scored a goal. Lobb had one assist, while Emma Crissman had two. Sarah Crissman assisted the fourth.

Up next is a chance for the Tigers to advance to States with a win against Hershey at Hershey Stadium. The school will issue a fan bus for students who want to attend and support the girls. The Tigers will look to keep their winning streak of twenty-one going against Hershey.

“The team this year has worked really hard to be undefeated. Everyone on the team is overjoyed to be 21-0-0, but we know there are a lot of targets on our backs, so all of us are working harder than ever to keep the streak alive,” Nowotarski said.

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