Eli Benbenek, CFNN Reporter

Girls Soccer just had their second conference game, with a strong showing against Overhills, beating them 4-3. This marks the girls’ first win of the season, after losing to Terry Sanford this past Friday 2-5. I went and interviewed team captains Amelia Shook and Lily Terwilliger to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

Senior Captain Lily Terwilliger

According to Terwilliger, the team played a good match against Terry Sanford, as usually, they have tough games against them. “We were able to shut down their forwards and score against them, which is something we almost never do.” 

The girls also played this past weekend in the Miller Crew tournament against Hoke county, who they beat 3-1. According to Amelia, the girls were all tired, so they dipped in quality when they played Hoke county. She said, “I think we learned more from Hoke to go back and fix our mistakes and play as we did against Terry Sanford.” 

According to Lily, the girls’ team was able to shut down Overhills’ entire team, which they added on to from when they were able to shut down Terry Sanford’s forwards. Lily even added that this is the first time in all of her years at Cape Fear that the girls were able to beat Overhills. “I had been waiting for four years, and beating them was really rewarding,” she said.

As for what these games mean for the team’s outlook, Lily said, “Hopefully these games push us to compete for a top spot in the conference.” She mentioned that they still have to face some tough teams like Gray’s Creek and Pine Forest, but, “Those games are a good start to our season to keep our morale up, especially if you’re a senior.” 

The girls’ team is back in action tomorrow, March 11th at Gray’s Creek to play the Bears on their home field, so be sure to keep an eye out for the girls to keep their momentum going! Good job Colts!