With the Class 1A Nisqually League championship already in the bag, the Cascade Christian High girls soccer team is not letting up on the competition as it closes out the season.
From the start to finish, it’s been about Cascade Christian (13-0-1, 6-0-1) accomplishing its goals this year.
First on the list was the Nisqually League crown, which the Cougars captured when they defeated second-place Charles Wright, 3-0, on Oct. 14.
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“We set goals as a team at the beginning of the season to win the league title,” Anna Jennings said.
But once the Cougars started playing and it looked as if there wasn’t much out there that could stop their run toward the top, the goals began to shift.
The Cougars needed something more than just hardware at the end of the season.
“Once we were set to capture the league title, we had to come up new goals,” Nicole Souply said.
To run through the Nisqually League and finish off a perfect season, and Cascade Christian is now within one win from checking that goal off the list, too.
On Saturday, the high-powered Cougar offense was firing on all cylinders in a 2-0 win over Bellevue Christian.
Souply added to her area lead (24 goals) with a goal in the first half, and Jennings put the game away with a goal of her own as Kiersten Patefield picked up her 10th shutout of the season.
“It’s pretty huge. To give up only two goals in league play is pretty incredible,” Cascade Christian co-coach Dan Jennings said.
All Cascade Christian has left to finish off their perfect season is to get by Seattle Christian (3-7, 2-5) on Tuesday (Oct. 25).
With the way the girls have been playing all season long, it’s not hard to imagine these Cougars closing out a near blemish-free season.
“We have a slight blemish with a tie, but I equate it to we lost the perfect game, but we’re still pitching a no-hitter,” Jennings said. “An undefeated regular season would be tremendous, but we still got that Seattle Christian game to go.”