Girls' Varsity Soccer Clinches 2018 MAPL Championship!
Rhett Moroses

What a difference a year makes! Last season, the Blair girls' varsity soccer team was plagued by injury and defeat. In 2018, however, the Bucs overcame adversity and ended the fall season with a 2-0 victory against the Falcons on Peddie Day, which secured them the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) title. 

Although Blair’s offense dominated in shot attempts, the first half of the game remained scoreless. Becca Groseibl ‘20 scored the team’s first goal in the second half with a shot outside the 18-yard line. Not long after, Olivia Miles ‘21 scored the second goal, assisted by Becca.

"It was a process of collective progress, as opposed to the individual one," said David Mamukelashvili, Blair's head girls' soccer coach. "I’m beyond joyful and happy for them. They absolutely deserve it, and I hope that they comprehend what it means to be a family and how far one can go when that is the case."

The team had a great year to say the least, concluding the season not only as MAPL champions but also as second in the state for prep schools. Ending 2018 with a 10-5 record, the Bucs thanked everyone who followed and supported them this season at Monday School Meeting following the Kelley-Potter Cup tie.

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