Fall Sports Wrap Up

By Luke Dinkel

The 2022-2023 fall sports season has come to an end at GS, which means that the seven fall sports have officially finished their season.

The Varsity Football team ended their season with a 4-6-0 record, finishing 5th in the league.

“I feel like we could have done better than we did,” junior Adam DiPasquale said. “I feel like we didn’t really come out fighting at the beginning of some games and got behind and lost confidence in each other. I feel like we lost games that we should have easily won. But in some games, we fought hard as a team and just came up a little short. And the games we did win we all worked together and fought together as a team to win.”

The Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team finished with a 2-10 conference record.

“This season our team started off looking pretty strong,” freshman Julie Elias said. “After our first couple of games, we slowly saw the way things were going and desperately wanted to change our losses into wins. We ended up coming very close to some of the top teams and won against a few teams as well. This year more than any, our team formed a strong bond with each other and our coaches. It wasn’t the season we all had imagined, but we all learned a lot and became a better team and individual.”

The Boys’ Varsity Soccer team finished their season with a 3-11 record.

“We had a lot of talent on the team this year; we just couldn’t execute our season the way we had hoped to,” junior Carter Rizzo said. “The team played physically and had some good games. I think we need to build more trust with one another and find some team chemistry to strengthen our game.”

The Girls’ Varsity Soccer team finished with a 1-11 record.

“The season didn’t go how we expected; we had a lot of injuries and bumps during the season,” junior Taylor Carr said. “I think we all grew a lot more as a team and we were working towards doing better next year. We will all be practicing in the off-season and hopefully come back even stronger next year.”

The Varsity Golf team finished the season with a 5-6 record.

“I think we had a great season this year; we had a lot of great players,” junior Grant Smith said. “The team missed out on a couple of must-win matches, but overall, we had a great season.”

The Girls’ Varsity Tennis team finished their season with a 3-11 record.

“We entered the season having to replace five varsity starters from the 2021 team, including first, second and third singles,” Head Coach Mr. Christopher Gazze said. “Of our returning athletes, only four had varsity experience and we had five girls new to the team. Offseason workouts were about teaching the fundamentals of the sport. I felt we had a terrific attitude as a team, open to learning and very supportive of each other. Everyone wanted to get better. It was a process, but I was pleased with how we progressed. It didn’t always result in wins, but we competed with talented teams and kept matches close. There was a lot of growth throughout the season that sets a solid foundation for next year.”

The Girls’ Varsity Cross Country team finished their season with an 8-5 record, while the Boys’ Cross Country team finished with a 6-7 record.

“Both the boys’ and girls’ teams had great seasons for the talent we have,” Head Coach Mr. Nathan Snider said. “The girls’ team finished 8-5 and the boys’ were 6-7.  Both teams won the meets they should have won, and each won a meet they probably shouldn’t have won, which is always fun.  The team spends a lot of time working to get ready for the season and it’s nice to see that hard work pay off. Individually, having Aaron Tressler finish 15th in the WPIAL and advancing to States is a great accomplishment.  I thought we had some girls that could make it, but the competition was a little better than we were.  They ran great, but just not quite enough.  Hopefully next year they will be able to advance as individuals.”

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