When Siloam Springs went up to the 6A this school year a lot of people complained. But no body is reaping the benefits of that tough schedule more than the girls soccer team. For the first time in program history Siloam Springs is going to play for a State Championship.
The girls barely finished the year above .500. They lost five straight games in conference to 7A teams, but none of that matters because in the 6A playoffs they are the most battle-tested team.
“I think the biggest thing we had was heart,” said senior Hannah Poor. “We went out every game knowing we play these big 7A schools knowing we might lose but going with a lot of heart and finishing the game all the way through.”
Siloam rides a four-game winning streak heading into the finals, including beating defending State Champion Russellville 1-0 in the semifinals, and bracket favorite Greenwood 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
“I think we’re just friends,” said senior Annabeth Raiford. “We have this unity. We all love each other and have so much fun together and it makes for a great team on the field.”
Siloam Springs will play Searcy at 2 p.m. Friday at Razorback Field on the University of Arkansas campus.