Great Season for the Girls Soccer Team

Another Great Outing By The Lady Blue Devils

Kabrina Birmingham, Staff Writer

The Burlington City Girls Soccer team put up a great fight this season with there record at the end of the year being 10-7-2. The Lady Blue Devils started there season off against their rival, Florence the ends score was 2-1 with Erica Cavalier scoring the lone goal for Burlington.

Up next for the Blue Devils was West Tech, Erica Cavalier putting the first goal on the board than in overtime Jillian Snyder found the back of the net for the win.

On October 8th the lady’s travel to Palmyra, unfortunately, the Blue Devils only found the net once, Brianna Baer scoring the lone goal. Palmyra found the net four times with the final score being 4-1 Palmyra.

Burlington City went home with a win against Med Tech with goals from Isabella Cutshaw and Nicole Makin.

Two days later the Lady Blue Devils have there rival Florence. Needing the win, Burlington managed to pull of a tie with Brianna Baer scoring the only goal.

With another conference game against Willingboro, Burlington City needed the win. The Ladies were successful and pulled at the win 4-1 with goals from Brianna Baer, Nicole Makin, Emma Keefe, and Elisa Tovar.

Burlington City than traveled to Stem Civics and brings home another big win. The final score was 6-0 with one goal each by Kabrina Birmingham, Erica Cavalier, Emma Keefe, Nicole Makin, Jillian Snyder, and Elisa Tovar.

After defeating Stem Civics, Burlington City’s then traveled to one of its biggest rivals – Riverside. The Lady Blue Devils were desperate for the win. The Lady’s left 100% on the field and prevailed with the win 1-0, the goal scored by Nicole Makin.

Following that game, the Lady Blue Devils had another conference game against Med Tech, Burlington City pulls off the conference win. 4-1 goals from Emma Keefe, Nicole Makin and Mckayla Wilkins.

Burlington City went into the next game knowing they had to put up a win against conference rival Maple Shade. Julia Kennedy scored the goal for Burlington City but after double overtime the girls ended the game tied with Maple Shade.

The Ladies next game was against Holy Cross Prep. The girls put up a great fight, but could not come out with the win this time. Burlington City lost by a score of 7-1 with a single goal by Nicole Makin.

With another conference game soon after the tough loss to Holy Cross Prep. the Lady Blue Devils knew they had to come out on top and did, beating Pennsauken 6-2. Kabrina Birmingham, Emma Keefe and Julia Kennedy each scored.

After a tough victory, the Burlington City Lady Blue Devils had another big time rival to contend with. While they gave it their all, the Lady Blue Devils came up short against the Riverside. Riverside bested the Lady Blue Devils 5-1 with City’s lone goal coming from Nicole Makin.

With the lose from Riverside being a major blow to the Lady Blue Devils’ season, there was no time to sulk as another conference game followed against Pennsauken. Burlington City, bitter from their previous loss, prevailed 4-1 with goals scored by Erica Cavalier and Emma Keefe.

Next up for the Lady’s was New Egypt, the girls knew it was going to be a tough game and unfortunately the girls could not come out with the win. New Egypt (3) and Burlington City (0).

Willingboro was Burlington City’s next match up, and another conference game for the Lady Blue Devils. Burlington City needing the win to get into the playoffs. Knowing just how important the game was, the Lady Blue Devils rose to the occasion, defeating Willingboro 5-0 with goals from Brianna Baer, Erica Cavalier, Emma Keefe, Nicole Makin, and Jillian Snyder.

Now in the playoffs, the Lady Blue Devils had the division on their mind and the only team that stood between them and being a possible division leader was Maple Shade. Unfortunately, Burlington City could not come out on top, losing to Maple Shade by a score of 1-0.

With one last game left in the regular season, the Burlington City Lady Blue Devils final game was against Woodbury. Even before stepping foot on the field, the Lady Blue Devils knew that it would be a tough fight and it was. Luckily, the Blue Devils wanted it more, defeating Woodbury by a score of 1-0 with the single score coming from Erica Cavalier.

With the regular season over, it was time for the Lady Blue Devils to focus on the post season. The Lady Blue Devils traveled to South River for the first round of playoffs. While Burlington City put up a great fight, unfortunately the Blue Devils could not find the. The Lady Blue Devils season came to an end as South River defeated the Blue Devils by a score of 1-0.

All in all, the Burlington City Lady Blue Devils soccer team had a fabulous season that ended sooner than they hoped, but still left them with lasting memories and hopes for the future.