Never Going Home


Junior Grace Lundy works with her teammates to get the ball out of their defensive end on Thursday, Sept. 9, at North Field in State College PA.

Hannah Zaritski, Staff Writer

State College Girls’ Soccer kicked off their season on September 9th, competing against Montoursville. Throughout the game, both teams showed many skills, but in the end, State High lost with a final score of 0-6. The first game may not have been what the team hoped for, but the girls are working hard to put their best foot forward. 

“I see this season as a story and we are writing chapters,” Todd Roth, head coach, said. “Sometimes at the beginning of a book, things aren’t going well, but we have to take one chapter at a time, and know that we have moved on, and are going to do bigger things.” 

Roth recently stepped up to the head coaching position after previously being an assistant coach for the team for the past few years. He was thrilled to be alongside this group of individuals and being able to be inspired by these girls, knowing that they will work through anything that comes their way as a team. 

“Something I have learned from this group of girls is commitment. What it really takes to be a part of the team, and the discipline it takes to be here every day. As a coach, I want to help the team manage their lives, and be the best they can be in every situation,” Roth said. 

Roth wasn’t the only one who felt passionately about the team’s first game. Claire Vollmer, senior captain, shared similar feelings about the kick-off of the match. 

“Our first game of the season showed how much fight and determination we have on this team. We all battled until the final whistle. The team has adopted a mindset that we can close a chapter after a tough game and begin fresh for the next one,” Vollmer said.

After the tough loss against Montoursville, and these ladies “never going home,” the rest of the season looks bright for the State College Girls Soccer team as it can only go up, looking ahead to the remainder of their season.