By Canaan Freeman | Sports Editor
Johnson girls soccer has started their 2014 season and are looking to have a repeat of last season. Last season they had that remarkable run deep into the playoffs going as far as the Texas state semifinals. The Jags fought hard all season winning district and coming out of the regional bracket on top. They then faced Southlake Carroll where they were shutout and lost by a score of 1-0.
“We all know that expectations are high, considering the success we had last year but we are ready for that and will use it as our motivation for the rest of the season,” senior Nia Stallings said.
Currently the Jags have a record of 7-3 with a 3-1 district record. Their most recent game was a loss coming at the hands of Stone Oak rival, Reagan. Reagan and Johnson play twice a year with one of those meetings being the annual fincke cup, which Johnson was unable to retain this season.
“Our goals for the season will remain the same we definitely want to make playoffs but on top of that winning district would be our 2nd goal, we did however lose quite a few seniors but also some returning juniors and sophomores,” Stalling said.
Although this year has started on a positive note they will definitely have to regain focus and look ahead to this year instead of dwell on the heartbreak of last season.
“It was tough getting so close last year and coming up short that us who were apart of that team know what it will take to get to that point again and prevail,” senior Caitlin Schwartz said.
“As a senior we have to take leadership and provide the younger athletes with insight that we were once unsure about, thus making our team more prepared going into the second half of the season,” Schwartz said.