Solanco coach Meghan Cross saw some positive signs in her team's 25-19, 25-12, 25-17 loss to visiting Lancaster Catholic Monday night, September 9.
"We scored a lot more points as a whole," Cross said. "We made some improvements on our coverage and we had a lot of play at the net which are two things we really focused on at the end of last week after our matches."
Nathaly Molinarez led the Mules with five kills and Jada Dow added three. Emma Canale contributed five blocks and Anya Fisher chipped in two. Molinarez led Solanco with nine digs and Madi Davis and Alondra Quinonez each added five. Davis dished out seven assists.
"We're still working on the passing," said Cross. "A lot of it is positioning and confidence. We've got to keep confidence in ourselves. Volleyball is a mental game."
Solanco boys soccer loses to Octorara
Solanco's boys soccer team lost to visiting Octorara 6-1 Tuesday, September 10.
After Octorara went ahead 3-0, Nic Cozzone scored the Mules' lone goal with 7:48 left in the first half.
Cozzone's long shot hit the left goal post then caromed off the Braves' goalie and into the net.
The Solanco volleyball team has spent the two previous seasons setting a foundation.
Now it's time to see what the Mules can construct.
"We're still in the building process but I have set the bar pretty high because we have tons of talent," Solanco coach Meghan Cross said. "It's a motivated group who wants to play. They've been working well together. We still have a young team. I look forward to the next couple of years. This team will continue to grow in their confidence and their volleyball."
Approximately 60 aspiring soccer players spent four nights "Kickin' It with the Mules" at the Solanco Soccer Camp.
Boys and girls entering kindergarten through sixth grade honed their skills June 24-27 under the direction of Solanco High coaches and players.
"It's just a really great week for building relationships and rapport between the younger kids and the older kids," Solanco girls soccer coach Ken Yoder said.
by Bud Hart
Visiting Manheim Central scored four goals in the first half on Tuesday, September 26, on their way to a 5-1 win over Solanco's varsity boys soccer team.
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Solanco boys soccer coach Ron Miller vowed his team would make more history this year.
His team made good on that promise in the first game of the season.
Nick Boulé collected four goals and two assists and Bryan Olivares had a hat trick as the Mules downed Pequea Valley 7-4 last Friday morning.
"That's a big boy team we beat," Miller said. "There were a few tense moments but we outplayed them for 75 of the 80 minutes."
It was a frustrating week for coach Ron Miller and the Solanco boys soccer team.
Entering the week on a three-game win streak, the Mules dropped two games and Miller said the officiating played a role in both defeats.
Undefeated Manheim Central topped Solanco 1-0 Saturday.
The Barons' goal came on a penalty kick in the 18th minute.
The Solanco boys soccer team made history last week. Even they are not sure how much.
According to coach Ron Miller, the Mules won three games in a row for the first time in over a decade. Their two-game win streak was the longest in eight years. And Solanco defeated Garden Spot for the first time in school history.
The way they won the games was just as remarkable.
It was the best of halves. It was the worst of halves.
Solanco's boys soccer game vs. visiting Elizabethtown last Thursday was a tale of two periods.
The Mules led 1-0 at intermission before E-town erupted for five second-half goals on the way to a 5-1 triumph.