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Girls soccer falls to Pennridge in PIAA 4A State Championship


Brief by Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief

Photos by Lily Chen and Ben Shapiro, Design Editor and Editor-in-Chief

The Conestoga girls’ soccer team fell short at the PIAA 4A State Championship on Friday night.

Within the first 11 minutes of the game, the girls let in two goals by the Pennridge Rams, bringing the score to 2-0. The Pioneers’ defense put up a strong fight with multiple saves by goalie and senior Greta Steege.

Junior Janie Lofland scored for the Pioneers at the start of the second half, bringing the score to 2-1. Throughout the half, the Rams scored twice more, ending the game at 4-1.

The girls’ soccer team is the 2023 PIAA 4A state runner-up.

Check out some photos from the game below!

PIAA 4A Girls soccer State Championship 11/17/23

Lily Chen can be reached at [email protected].

Ben Shapiro can be reached at [email protected].



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Lily Chen
Lily Chen, Co-News Editor
Lily Chen is a sophomore and the Design Editor of The Spoke. She designs graphic spreads, covers community events and 'Stoga sports, and has a passion for photography. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of many clubs at Conestoga, including Speech and Debate and HOSA.
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief
Ben Shapiro is a senior and the Editor-in-Chief of The Spoke. He has previously served as the Copy Editor and News Editor. He covers local government, including the school board, with a focus on education. Outside of the newsroom, he lobbies for the New Voices Movement, which aims to secure First Amendment rights for student journalists in Pennsylvania, and leads Conestoga’s Speech and Debate and Mock Trial clubs.