Two weeks ago I played in my last Wilton High School soccer game. We had made history as the first Wilton High School girls soccer team to make it to the Class LL State semifinals, and we faced a team that had not lost in 58 straight games. As we held hands while The Star-Spangled Banner reverberated through the worn-out speakers, our anxiety and nerves were jolting through each of us.
The first few minutes were rough — really rough. Our eyes weren’t deceived by the steady glow of the full moon, the scoreboard actually said we were losing 2-0, just five minutes into the game. But then, for the remaining 75 minutes, Wilton Girls Soccer showed what we are made of: tremendous heart and fight. We held our opponent scoreless for the remainder of the game and even managed a few threatening chances on goal ourselves.