“We’ve been fortunate in our games so far and the only thing we can hope is that we can keep up our intensity and our focus,” St. Pius coach Peter Voorhees said. “See if some more good things happen.”
The Golden Lions have won four of those contests by single digits, including a 12-11 decision against Blessed Trinity on April 3.
“It was back and forth,” Voorhees said. “They’re always are a tough team. This year we happened to come out on top. Our girls were up for it and it all came down to literally the last two seconds of the game.”
After a 19-2 victory over Dunwoody on April 16, St. Pius also matched its win total (12-8) from last season.
“From the top to the bottom, these girls have been pulling together and that has been the difference,” Voorhees said. “They have been motivated to do better and play a better game.”
The Golden Lions have also been executing collectively on the offensive end, and according to Voorhees, Molly Cartwright, Maggie Cleary, Katie and Megan Cordone, Sarah Marshall and Katherine Vocelka all have scored at least 20 goals this season.
“There are a lot of teams that have one very strong player and so the other players look to her to shoulder the load, especially on the offensive end, so you will see that player score a lot of goals,” Voorhees said.
“On our team, if you gang up on one or two of our girls, there are another four girls in our starting lineup that will step right up, move into the cage and put that ball right in the back of the net,” he said.
After nearly a two-week break from game action, St. Pius hosts Decatur on Monday.