the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Meiyin Ren ’25
On Oct. 28, the JV Girls soccer team faced off against their long-standing rivals from Loomis in a nail-biting match, with the Martlets ultimately emerging victorious. This victory against Loomis was not just a momentous win; it marked the first time our team had secured victory against Loomis since Oct. 4, 2014.
From the very start, both teams aimed to retain possession and to prevent the opposing team from gaining control of the ball. Occasionally, the ball managed to pass our defense line, but our defenders proved to be fast and resilient. The same could be said for the Loomis team. Eventually, Margaux Walter ’27 stole the show with her flawless penalty kick, scoring the first goal of the game. She later assisted Schuyler Groves ’26 with the second goal of the match, putting Westminster in the lead in the first half of the game. As the game transitioned into the second half, Loomis's strikers managed to breach our defense line and secure their first goal; however, our team did not dwell too much on this moment. We continued to press forward relentlessly, making swift passes, and reacting promptly to any loose balls. Eventually, the opportunity came as Schuyler Groves ’26 seized the chance to pass the ball to Colby Smith ’24, who positioned herself perfectly and delivered a powerful strike into the goal, securing a well-deserved victory for Westminster.
As the final whistle blew, signaling the end of the game, an electrifying wave of excitement swept through the field as the team celebrated their historic victory against Loomis. This victory brought the team's record to an impressive 8-0-1, showcasing their dominance throughout this season.