by Thomas Edson and Maddie Scullion
Staff writer and assistant editor of promotion
The Jamesville-DeWitt Varsity Girls Soccer team is continuing their run of excellence, boasting a perfect 12-0 record, 7-0 in divisonal play, with just four games remaining in the regular season. They have held their No. 2 spot in the New York State Class A rankings throughout the season. “[Being undefeated] is obviously pretty good, and we want to stay undefeated in our league,” said junior midfielder Angela Bussone.
The team has achieved this undefeated record by winning a mix of games, in terms of difficulty. Their closest games of the season came in a 3-2 win over Chittenango, a 2-0 win over Marcellus, and a 2-0 win over rival Christian Brothers Academy (CBA). “Beating CBA was probably my favorite moment of the season so far,” said junior forward Alex Catanzerite. Catanzerite leads the team in goals this year, with 14. Senior midfielder and captain Alex Fontana is second on the team with eight goals.
Although the possibility of an undefeated season is a great accomplishment, the Red Rams have bigger ideas of where they want their season to go. “We definetely want to win sectionals and go to states again,” said Fontana. J-D is no stranger to going far into the postseason. Last year’s team reached the state semifinals, but came up short, losing to Somers High School. The Tuskers are currently the top ranked Class A team in New York State.
The Red Rams look to continue their undefeated season when they travel to take on the Fulton Red Raiders at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. They finish off the season with non-league matches against at home West Genesee, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m., and Fayetteville-Manlius, Saturday, Oct. 17, 12 p.m., as well as their final league game in a huge rematch with CBA at home, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.