Coming off of its Districts win last year, the women’s softball team is set to do even better. The team was 21-9, and beat Marquette in their first Sectionals win.
“Webster has never won a Sectionals game,” senior Claire Kellick said. Kellick added how that is a goal for the team this year.
Senior Noel Spatola is excited about the team’s prospects. “This year we’ve done really well,” Spatola said. “We’re ranked ninth in St Louis.”
Coach Bryan Gibson thinks that the team’s experience will put them on top.
“They’ve all been there [the postseason] now,” Gibson said. “I think they know what to expect.”
Spatola credits a lot of the team’s success to junior Maddie Buske.
“Maddie has always been a reliable pitcher… She works her absolute hardest every day,”
Buske is currently 4th in the St. Louis Area for shutouts and 7th in the area for wins, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“We’ve done a great job keeping other teams off the scoreboard,” Gibson said.
However, many players felt that the team’s success came from teamwork.
“We’ve worked together as a team and I think that’s where most of our wins come from,” Kellick said.
Gibson echoed these sentiments.
“They’re a really close-knit group.”
As for how the team will play going into the postseason, Gibson said “our dynamic is trying to play with energy.”
The team lost in the quarterfinals game versus Northwest on Oct. 28, making it the farthest the team has ever gone in the postseason.
This is senior Ethan Weihl’s second year on ECHO Staff. He previously served as News Editor. He has not decided on college yet, but he wants to major in Political Science, History and/or Journalism.