This week’s featured athlete is Senior Esha Shah, who scored four goals and one assist against Catonsville, and two goals at home against Glenelg on Thursday. Tuesday marked Shah’s second game of the season as she was injured for the opening weeks of the season.
“It’s great being back on the field with all of my teammates. It was frustrating at the beginning of the season just because I couldn’t be out on the field with them, and I felt like I couldn’t make as much of an impact,” Shah explained.
Shah, a University of Virginia field hockey commit, described how she was able to fit back into the team’s gameplan.
“It was different being back out on the field. We all felt like we knew how to work with and around each other. When I was out, they had their own system of how they played. It definitely took me a game to get used to it, but now I think we’re back. We’re like a well oiled machine now,” Shah said.
The Vikings started off the week by defeating Catonsville 5-1 at home, with Senior Esha Shah scoring four times and adding on one assist to Sophomore Paige Leitzel. It was a special day for Viking’s head coach, Jeannette Ireland, as she picked up her 300th win in her 30th season of coaching. The Vikings picked up another win on Thursday, defeating Glenelg 4-0. Shah scored twice, with Juniors Ashley Unkenholz and Ella Ruiz scoring once. The Vikings went 2-0 this week, with an overall record of 6-2. The team’s only game next week is on Thursday, October 3, at Atholton.
The Vikings beat Atholton at home on Tuesday by a score of 5-1. Sophomore Riley Benson scored a hat trick, with Seniors Lexi Croft and Alexa Dragisics putting up one goal apiece. The team defeated Howard on the road 4-2, with goals scored by Sophomores Kate Hanks and Jessie Barke and Seniors Maddie Hammond and Mia Flack, who also recorded two assists. The team’s current record sits at 5-4, as the Vikings head into next week with only a game on Thursday, October 3, at home against Marriott’s Ridge.
The boys soccer team tied 1-1 on the road against Atholton on Tuesday, with Junior Gabe Bonilla scoring the team’s lone goal. The Vikings lost 2-1 at home against Howard on Thursday, with Sophomore Lewis Hollander scoring the team’s only goal. After a record of 0-1-1 this week, the team moves to 3-3-2 overall this season. The team plays Marriotts Ridge on the road on Friday, October 4.
The volleyball team started off the week by defeating Annapolis on the road in three sets. Senior Sam Giles received the game ball. The Vikings added on to their five game winning streak by defeating Long Reach at home in three sets. Junior Sydney Jones received the game ball. The team went 2-0 this week, with an overall record of 5-1. Their only game next week will be Thursday, October 3 at Reservoir.
The Vikings got shut out for the second straight week, losing at home against Wilde Lake by a score of 42-0. The team is 0-4 this season, with a matchup next week at home versus Hammond on October 4.