On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Kenston Girls Soccer Team played at home against Madison High School. The Lady Bombers defeated the Blue Streaks 2-0. Goals scored on Tuesday were both by Junior Aidan Myles and both were assisted off of corners by Junior Sophia Mighton in the 9th and 76th minutes. The Bomber’s record is now 10-3 with a final record of 6-1 for the WRC, making them WRC Champions for the third year in a row.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Lady Bombers wore pink hair ribbons and pink face paint to honor those women who are currently battling, have lost their lives to, or defeated Breast Cancer.
My interview with Head Coach Jonathon Kostoff is below:
1. How do you think the girls played last night?
We played at an extremely high level on Tuesday night in a WRC conference clash with Madison. The girls dominated the game by possessing the ball at an extremely high rate, we put 9 shots on target compared to 2 for the Blue Streaks and defended very well for 80 minutes. The girls took value in every set piece which led directly to both of our goals. Bottom line: we played the new “Bomber Brand” of soccer to help dominate the competition. We were locked in from the opening whistle.
2. How has the team improved since you first started to coach them this season?
We’ve really focused on building out of the back, high pressing our opponents and keeping the ball on the turf to possess and wear down the opposition by stringing passes together. Our defense has continually gotten better only allowing 4 goals in the last 11 games and creating havoc for opposing players. Up front and in the midfield, our combination play and off the ball movement is getting better and better every time we step on the field. What I love most about our team is how much they love playing with and for each other. They are not only great teammates but even better friends.
3. How does it feel to win the WRC in your first year of coaching the Bombers?
We set out as a group to win the WRC for a third consecutive season and we accomplished just that. It is never easy to win a conference title especially when everyone wants to be you, the champion. All of the credit goes to the hard work that the girls put in over the off-season even when the season wasn’t promised due to COVID-19. I am so proud of our entire program as this is such an incredible accomplishment to achieve a three-peat. I’m thrilled to have been a small part of creating a memory for each of them that will last a lifetime!
4. How are you feeling going into the playoffs next week?
I’m extremely confident that we can make a deep run in the postseason with how well prepared we are both from our conference schedule and some strong non-conference opponents like Aurora, Chagrin Falls, Hawken and Magnificat. We are battle tested and playing a very strong style of soccer with the postseason set to start on Monday, October 19th. We are ready to make noise in late October and hopefully in November!
The Lady Bombers will play two more games this week, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Hawken High School, and at Warren Howland High School on Saturday, October 17, 2020.