Lady Knights aim for hardware

Published 9:50 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Suffolk Christian Academy girls’ soccer team hopes its regular season success leads to hardware.

Every team competes hard every season for a chance at winning a trophy. The Lady Knights are hoping by the end of the season they get a chance to hoist trophies as well.

At 3-1, the Lady Knights soccer team has gotten off to a strong start. The team hopes it carries over throughout the season. Coach Marquis Lassiter feels he has seen the Lady Knights take their game to a new level in each game so far this season.

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“Looks like we are on a track for a very good season,” Lassiter said. “I like what I’ve seen game to game from the girls. Each game, I feel like they find a way to step up. We are hoping to bring home a trophy or two this season.”

Leading up to the season, Lassiter thought this could be a rebuilding season for the Lady Knights. However, he has noted that he has been pleasantly surprised. The Lady Knights return standouts Jadyn Patton, Kaitlyn Brittingham and Holly Dennys, who are all team captains and collectively providing leadership for the Lady Knights this season.

“Things looked like they might have been heading towards a rebuild, but the girls have surprised me,” he said. “We’ve been very competitive, and we had goals of bringing some hardware home at the end of the season.”

Winning is important, but Lassiter also stresses the importance of being a better person, which is something he often discusses with his team. Even if the Lady Knights don’t win a game the rest of the way, the season will be considered a success if the Lady Knights improved as people.

The schedule is well-rounded for the Lady Knights this season. They have some very good opponents they feel they can compete against. Another test will come this Friday, when the Lady Knights take on Atlantic Shores at home at 4:30 p.m.