By Masid Kamara (Soccer Correspondent)
Last year, Sharon girls just missed out on playoff action with first year head coach Brad Furnival but look to turn things around. The lady Eagles finished the season with a 7-9-2 record. They look to push farther this year,with a young core and number of new faces, despite losing 9 seniors and 7 starters.
This season, the Eagles will rely heavily on their two returning seniors and new team captains, Ally Filipkowski and Sabrina Robbins. Ally is coming off an amazing summer as she was named to the U20 Puerto Rican women’s national team. Filipkowski is a George Washington soccer commit and is among the top players in the Hockomock League. Sabrina Robbins will step up to a bigger role as she is the face of the Eagles’ defense. They will both be relied on to lead young team.
Ally Filipkowski plays center midfield and center forward. She’s been playing the game of soccer since the age of 5. She’s able to bring her years of experience to the team. Filipkowski says she’s looking forward to a competitive season and build great team chemistry. “The goals for this season is to stay competitive in every single game, and to work on our team chemistry,” said Filipkowski.
Robbins plays center defense and has 12 years of soccer experience. Robbins says she is looking towards new players stepping up so the eagles can have a competitive and successful season. “The goals for our season is to capitalize on all of the games that we can win. We lost 7 starters which hurt us but we now have new players gaining varsity experience which is good. We need to improve as a team and if we do that than we will have a good shot at being successful,” said Robbins.
Second year head coach, Furnival, believes with the young talent that the team has that they can compete with teams now and for seasons to come. “We have a very young team so the vision for this team is a couple of seasons down the line. We are hoping to continue playing an attacking brand of soccer and are looking forward to coming up against some top opposition that the Hock will put us up against,” said Furnival.
So far the Eagles are off to a slow start. They currently have 2-6 record. Their first victory came in the first game of the season. The girls had a shutout victory against Norwood with the final score being 6-0. Senior captain, Filipkowski netted all 6 goals. Second win came in their last matchup against Stoughton. Final score was 6-2. Filipkowski and fellow senior, Fallon Pfeifer, both finished with a hat tricks. Right now they stand 5th in the Davenport division.