Girls Soccer: Huskies Celebrate Seniors with Win

Flint Hill notches a 6-1 victory over Madeira on Senior Night

In a fitting sendoff for the standout senior, Marlo Sweatman scored three goals in the Flint Hill girls soccer team's 6-1 victory over Madeira on Thursday.

The Huskies honored Sweatman and three other seniors — Kasey Casella, Hannah Donegan and Sara Morse — in an emotional ceremony before the last home game of the regular season. 

"I'll miss their soccer ability. All four of them are technically skilled, and they really know the game of soccer," Coach Stephanie Hulke said. "I'll also miss their sense of humor. They've really brought the team together. And their ability to enjoy the game and their love for the game has been really important to the team's success this year."

In Thursday's game, the Huskies dominated from the start. Courtney Wiley opened scoring about three minutes into the game, and Sweatman and Claire Cumberland followed up with a goal each before the end of the first half. 

Sweatman then scored two more goals in the second half, while Casella posted the last goal of the game with a little more than 11 minutes left. Madeira scored one goal with Sweatman, a midfielder, putting in some minutes at goalie. 

With a 2-3-1 record in the AA Independent Schools League, the Huskies are tied with Maret for fifth place in all-around tight standings. They will face Holy Child and Maret this week, which is the last of the regular season.

"If we continue to play the way we've been playing, we'll do really well," Hulke said. "The team chemistry has been amazing. They're doing what we've taught them to do from the start of the season, in terms of switching the point of attack, playing defeat, possessions. They've really started to come together and play well."

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