|Bluebirds Start Season Strong|
|Twitter Photo. Highlands senior Kenzie Nehus scored the first goal 15 minutes into the game for the Bluebirds. The Bluebirds opened the season with a 5-0 win at Ryle.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team continued where it left off from last season with a convincing victory despite the delay from Coronavirus 2019.
Highlands opened the season with a 5-0 win at Ryle. Senior goalkeeper Jasmine Rehberger had four saves and junior Megan Gessner had three in the shutout.
"Before the game, you could see the fire in their eyes," said Alex Dean, Highlands Head Coach. "We started off a little slow and rusty. But that's obvious essentially with the lack of time that we had (with practices and scrimmages). They all said, 'Don't take it for granted. You never know when it could be your last game, especially with this season.' In two hours, they can all it off. We were able to get some more field players in there to get some experience as well so that was great. All the girls on the team deserve it."
Freshman striker Laney Smith made a strong debut scoring two goals for four points to lead Highlands. Junior midfielder Faith Broering had a goal and an assist for three points.