Westside Girls Soccer Starts Off Season with Mixed Results Against Top Competition


Mary Nilius

Westside senior Lauren Gsellman kicks a ball back into play

Following the first two weeks of the regular season, the Westside girls varsity soccer team has had mixed results. Starting off 2-3, the Warriors have had all three of their losses to top ten teams along with wins against unranked Millard North and Millard South.

Senior goalkeeper and team captain, Delani Daubman, is happy with the team’s start to the season and is looking forward to what’s more to come. 

“I am pretty happy with our performance right now,” Daubman said. “Our confidence is high coming off of a win against Millard North.”

Daubman believes that there are a couple adjustments for the team to make in order to do better in the future.

“We’ve had our ups and downs. As a team I think we need to start playing as a team and not as individuals,” Daubman said. “Once all of us are comfortable on the field together is when we will be at our best.”

Head coach, Chris Dunford, is also satisfied with the girls’ effort and execution on the pitch but he believes that there are minor tweaks to be made in order to perform better.

“We’re too inconsistent with our effort on and off the ball and until we get that right we are going to struggle to beat the better teams,” Dunford said. “We’re still very early on in the season still but we will likely head into metros 3-3 which is better than the 2-5 we were last year. Certainly a place to build from and see our performances grow.”

The Warriors will head out to Benson High School to take on the 2-4 Bunnies this upcoming Monday, April 4 looking to get themselves back to .500 before the start of the Metro Conference Tournament later in the week.