After a one-year hiatus, Concord Academy’s Girls Junior Varsity Soccer team came back stronger than ever! This year’s team consists of 14 players, with 12 ninth-graders and two tenth-graders. Not even halfway through the season, Girls JVS has already overcome many setbacks, losing many of their players to injury, including their starting goalie

In their first game against Beaver Country Day School, Girls JVS played at the Moriarty Athletic Campus. Olivia Young ’25 made brilliant saves, playing keeper for the first time at CA, and Izzy Wood ’25 scored four goals. Ella Connolly ’25 scored an additional two goals making the final score 6-1. The team played tactically and aggressively and was ultimately rewarded by ringing the bell at their first home game. 

After a long bus ride, they continued to dominate at Portsmouth Abbey the following Wednesday, winning 9-2. Ella got a hat trick and five different people scored that game through collaboration on the pitch.

Girls JVS continued to show their strength by beating Middlesex at home. The team came out on top with another four goals by Izzy and was rewarded by a 7-1 win.  

In a tough game against Newton Country Day School (NCDS), CA’s JV team played to the last minute but were defeated 0-6 resulting in their first loss of the season. Their dedication to the game was not shown in the score but was reflected in the 70 minutes of brilliantly played soccer. They played without any subs and fought to be first to every ball, but NCDS proved to be a tough opponent and came out victorious. Girls JVS came away from the game with knowledge on how to make their team better. 

Two days after their upsetting loss, JVS played Dana Hall home. They went into the game with determination to get back on a winning streak and achieved a win through teamwork. Izzy continued to shine with another four goals, making the final score 7-1. JVS came out of the game in pure joy and happiness; they were excited to be back on a winning streak and have proven that they can overcome all the hardships that have come their way.