Lady Tigers Demolish Wolverines in Regional Final


Senior Goalie Peyton Gellin looks ahead to State-Semis

The Chagrin Fall Girls Varsity Soccer team is heading to the State Semi Final after a crushing 7-1 victory over West Geauga on November 6. 

The Tigers played West G earlier in the season and tied them 2-2. They led that game 2-0 before the Wolverines scored off of two corner kicks to tie the game. This time around the Tigers weren’t messing around. 

“We have improved so much since our last game against West G. We knew once we went up 2-0, we weren’t going to let the same thing happen as last time,” senior goalkeeper Peyton Gellin said. 

Gellin and the Tigers wanted some revenge after letting a game slip away from them earlier in the season. 

Chagrin came into the game confident and ready after a big win against their rival Kenston, in the Regional Semi Final. 

“Beating Kenston was a huge confidence booster for us. It proved to our team that we are capable of winning big games going forward,” senior ___ Sarah Burgess said. 

The Tigers win over Kenston not only was critical for moving on to the next round, but was also helpful for the team’s confidence against West G. 

Burgess’ four goals helped propel the Tigers over the Wolverines. 

“Scoring four goals felt great, but winning the game and moving on to the next round is what I’m most excited about,” Burgess said. 

The rest of the team carries a similar mindset. They are less focused on individual awards and accolades and more focused on what they can do to help the team win each game. 

Another factor for the Tigers so far has been the crowd energy. 

“The student section during this playoff run has been electric. Our team has been feeding off their energy and it has definitely helped us so far,” junior Elizabeth Rankin said. 

The team can feel the energy and support from the student body so far and hopes it continues as long as they keep winning. 

Winning states is obviously the team’s end goal but they are not looking ahead. 

“We are just focused on winning one game at a time and nothing else. If we take care of that game then we can start focusing on the next. This approach will help us accomplish everything we want to,” Gellin said. 

The Tigers don’t want to look too far ahead and end up losing a game that they should win. Because of this they will continue taking the “one game at a time” approach.  

Their next game will be against Rocky River in the State Semi Final, as the Tigers look to keep the momentum going. 

“We need to keep doing what we have been doing all year, playing hard and playing together. If we do this, we are confident that we can accomplish our goals,” Burgess said. 

Chagrin is hopeful that if they stick to their plan, they can knock off Rocky River and advance to the next round. 

The players hope to see everyone at their next game on Tuesday November 9 at Strongsville High School. 

“Keep coming and supporting our team and make sure to bring the energy!” Gellin said.