It’s been a three year process, but Josh Radel’s Evergreen girls soccer team took a big step by scoring their first league win, a 5-1 decision over Delta last Tuesday.
“Our program is in its third year of being a varsity sport,” stated Radel. “But a lot of time and energy was put into this program long before that.”
Annabelle Hughes’ hat trick, along with goals from Asia Gensch and Emma Bettinger, boosted the Vikes to victory on a day when the heat index reached a reported 102 degrees.
“Tonight we had an all-around team victory and the kids put in a lot of work,” said Radel. “The temperature was high and we had to utilize our entire bench.”
Radel was very complimentary of family, Viking Soccer Club coaches, and all involved with creating the program.
“To all who stepped up for the last three years, including all the Evergreen girls who played, we wouldn’t be here without you. It’s been a heck of a journey, but well worth the wait as we finally got our first NWOAL win. Now we look to build on this and finish the season strong.”
Evergreen is now 1-2-1 on the season and 1-1 in league play. They host Rogers Thursday at 7 p.m.
Reach Joe Blystone at firstname.lastname@example.org