Tag: Sarah Sopchick

Softball Trumps Long Reach in Senior Night Game

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

On Wednesday, May 3, the Centennial Eagles Softball team celebrated their two seniors, Celina Jensen and Caroline Strott, on Senior Night against Long Reach High School.

Each senior was escorted on the field by their families and were given gifts from the team.

The first inning set the stage for the rest of the game as the Lightning quickly got three runs against the Eagles defense. The Eagles answered with an RBI from Jensen that sent junior Gracie Rockefeller home. Freshmen Sarah Phelps and Caroline Strott helped send two more runners in, and Phelps scored off of a walk. At the end of the first inning, the Eagles led 4-3.

At the bottom of the second, freshman Lauren Morcette hit one over the fence two get two more runs for the Eagles. Freshman Olivia Reese stole home, giving the Eagles a four run lead over their opponent.

The Lightning scored one more run in the fourth inning, but the Eagles were increasing their lead. Morcette and Jensen each hit an RBI, and the Eagles led 10-4 going into the fourth inning.

The Lightning did not give up and scored four runs in the fourth inning, closing in on the Eagles lead.

In the fifth inning, the Lightning tied the game at ten, but the Eagles scored two more runs and kept a 12-10 lead.

The score remained the same going into the seventh inning. The final inning was a nail-bitter. Long Reach took a 13-12 lead, and the Eagles needed two runs to win the game. Jensen hit yet another RBI, which sent sophomore Grace Bennett home, tieing the game at thirteen. Freshman Sarah Sopchick ended the game when she stole home.

The Eagles won their Senior Night 14-13 in an impressive showing.

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Softball Defeats Wilde Lake in Season Opener

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

Centennial’s Varsity Softball team kicked off the season with a victory over the Wilde Lake Wildecats on Tuesday, March 21.

Despite the slow start, the Eagles took the lead after senior Caroline Strott and freshman Sarah Phelps each scored a run. The Eagles held this 2-0 lead until freshman Sarah Allen scored off of a hit by junior Gracie Rockefeller.

Centennial kept hounding the Wildecats and quickly increased their lead to 6-0 with runs from freshman Sarah Sopchick, sophomore Grace Bennett, and freshman Lauren Marcotte.  

Wilde Lake generated some scoring opportunities but with key plays from Bennett and Rockefeller, the Eagles kept them off the scoreboard.

The Eagles scored two more runs to end the game from senior Celina Jensen and Rockefeller, defeating the Wildecats 9-0.

Centennial will play against Howard High School on Thursday, March 23.

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Girls’ Soccer Wins Regional Championship

Words: Zach Grable

On Monday, November 7, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Soccer team beat the Westminster Owls for the 3A Regional Finals.

Centennial started off the half with a huge desire to crush the Owls. They quickly put three goals in the net. Junior Kelli Dunagan passed the ball to senior Jasmine McCree for the first goal of the game that gave the Eagles a boost of morale. Shortly after, sophomore Mckenna Griffin received a ball from McCree and flew by multiple defenders to give Centennial a 2-0 lead. However, the Eagles were not done yet. They kept up their intensity and scored yet another goal by McCree. Although no goals were scored for the rest of the half, the Eagles did not let up their offensive attacks.

In the second half, the Eagles suffered a devestating injury. McCree injured her hamstring, and Coach Baxter put in freshman Sarah Sophchick. Sopchick had a stellar game, and scored a unassisted goal to give the Eagles their fourth and final goal.

Centennial will move onto the State Semi-Finals on Saturday, November 12, against Urbana High School.

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