Teton Girls Soccer showed no mercy in condemning the South Fremont Cougars to defeat on Friday.

The 7-0 victory was seemingly effortless though it took plenty of quiet strength for an injury laden squad battling fever to boot. Under the weather or not, a win is a win, and well deserved after a tough 2-1 loss to conference rival, Sugar-Salem. Making her head coaching debut is Cathy Thomas who took over the program after Sandy Buckstaff’s managerial tenure came to a close last fall. She is no stranger to Teton and has coached most of the team for several years now.

“We’re really playing well and left it all on the field (against Sugar),” said Thomas. “Now we’re just dealing with a few nagging injuries that will hopefully be healed by the time districts roll around.”

Thomas is sticking to her rigid belief that the team’s success is directly correlated with senior leadership.

Teton draws inspiration from six seniors who have what it takes to to lead well. Their skill on the pitch is only one of many traits that make them valuable assets to Teton’s roster. Good leaders demand and inspire success, but empower their fellow teammates to meet their goals as well - a collective effort. Kaitlyn Foster, Janie Nelson, Hannah Wilson, Cici Chavez, Caitlinn Koch, and Sofie Graupner refused to go down and spurred their team to a nail-biting win against American Falls on Monday. Teton came from behind late in the game, outpacing the Beavers with a final score of 4-3.

“The girls came back after being down. It was a good win for us,” said Thomas. “Our success will be determined by our leadership this season,” said Thomas.

Teton will host Firth High School on Friday, Sept. 14 at 4:30 pm.


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