Tiger girls heading to sectionals

Princeton senior Teja Robinson(15)  shadows Bluefield senior Taylor Papa (11) during a high school girls soccer game at Everette K. Bailey Field in Princeton recently.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Senior High School girls’ soccer team is making the best of its season like everyone else around the country and throughout the state of West Virginia. The Tigers haven’t been able to play this week due to positive cases at the school which shut down athletics all across the board. That would prematurely put an end to the Lady Tigers season with sectionals set to start next week. However last week they came off a decent week when they beat as they played Woodrow Wilson High School and Oak Hill High School splitting the two games.

The sectionals are set to start next Tuesday, and coach Michelle Dye is hopeful Princeton will get a chance to be able to play and finish out their season.

“Playing sectionals win or lose will allow for closure on the season,” Dye said. “It has been crazy this year with all the cancellations and not knowing week to week or day to day what will happen. All the players have worked extremely hard.”

Dye feels like the season has been especially difficult for the seniors as they have tried to adjust to the new normal. Princeton was set to play at home Tuesday, but the game was canceled due to the cases which was likely the last home game of the season. Because of everything going on and the possibility of their season ending next week Dye believes the team has learned to appreciate things more because of this. Regardless of opponent next week Princeton hopes they can come out and play this best soccer when it is needed which Is the postseason.

“I think we have to play as a team and do the simple things right,” Dye said. “My players have the heart and desire to win they just need to relax and play.”

Niqko Marshall is a freelance reporter for the Princeton Times. Contact him at ndmarshall90@gmail.com

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