What was billed as the biggest game in Solanco girls soccer history became the biggest win in Solanco girls soccer history.
The Mules (12-4-2) defeated Donegal 2-0 on Senior Night Tuesday, October 8, to greatly enhance their chances of earning a first-ever district playoff berth.
"I am speechless. I'm not going to lie," said senior midfielder Alana Yoder, who scored the game's first goal and assisted on the other. "We came in hoping for a win. We needed it to make it to districts. All the pieces fell together…We just did what we had to do to move on. We just finished."
Solanco's girls soccer team kept its postseason hopes alive by winning one game and tying two others.
The Mules (11-4-2 overall, 5-2-2 league) tied Cocalico and ELCO, the two section teams it had lost to earlier in the season.
It was a big week for Graci Unger and the Solanco girls soccer team.
Unger scored seven goals as the Mules won four games to improve to 10-4 on the season.
The Solanco girls soccer team bounced back from a disappointing defeat by pulling out a victory in the final five minutes.
Alana Yoder scored in the 75th minute to lift the Mules to a 2-1 triumph over host Kennett Saturday morning.
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.
New Solanco girls soccer coach Ken Yoder has two major goals.
He is focusing on building the program and wants his team to enjoy playing soccer.
The Solanco girls soccer team dropped a pair of games last week.
Garden Spot downed the Mules 6-2 last Thursday.
Solanco took a 1-0 lead when Molly Briggs buried a free kick from 22 yards out.
Pequea Valley tallied twice off corner kicks to defeat Solanco 2-0 in the girls soccer opener last Friday morning.
The host Mules controlled the ball for much of the game but were unable to score.
Solanco coach Rob Bramble said he thought his team outplayed Pequea Valley for long stretches of the game. "I'm happy with the way the girls played," he said. "They passed the ball around well. Defensively we were fairly solid."
The Solanco girls soccer team has shown signs of improvement during preseason training and coach Rob Bramble is hopeful the Mules can improve upon last year's two-win campaign.
Solanco has experience in goal. Emily Hobbs and Anna Shoemaker each saw time last season.
"Both of them are decent goalkeepers and will see action," said Bramble.
The Mules expect to play solid defense in front of their goalies. "We have a lot of good defenders," said Bramble.