The varsity girls soccer team traveled to Lakota West High School on Saturday night to face the ninth ranked Mason Comets in the District finals.
The Elks knew they would have their work cut out for them, but refused to back down and went toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the state. Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first half and the Comets were turned away on a brilliant save by sophomore keeper Michelle Huelsman. The Elks had a chance as well, but the shot was stopped by the Comets keeper and the two teams went into the halftime break in a scoreless tie. The second half was much of the same as both teams played great defense for the first twenty minutes and continued to turn the other team away. However, with 19 minutes left in the game, the Elks got through the defense and beat the keeper. Unfortunately, the ball slid just wide of the left post and the game remained tied. Three minutes later, the Comets had a direct kick following an Elks penalty. A well played ball skipped off the hands of the goalie, hit the crossbar and bounced in to give Mason a 1-0 lead. The Elks had a couple more opportunities late in the game, but could not find the back of the net and saw their spectacular season come to an end with a 1-0 loss.
Buoyed by a strong senior class who continued the tradition and left a legacy of their own, the girls finished the year with a 15-3-2 record and a District runner-up trophy.