Webster Groves’ softball team beat Webb City 5-4 on Oct. 30 to win the first State championship in 17 years.
“I’m very proud of the girls and happy for them and their families. They are a talented group,” Coach Bryan Gibson said over email.
“It has been a real pleasure to work with all the kids and coaches that grow the Webster softball program and achieve this. I can’t really say it enough … I’m really proud of everyone involved,” Gibson said over email.
“It was an awesome experience, because not everyone gets to go and compete at a State final game,” Player and senior Taylor Knapp said over email.
“The key plays of the game to me were the diving catch by junior Alyssa Moran in center field and of course Taylor Knapp’s and freshman Ava Fitzgibbon’s doubles that drove in the two runs in the eighth inning,” Gibson said over email.
“It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and is something that I will never forget,” Knapp said over email.
“What impresses me most though is that for the first time in 17 years of coaching softball, we had players say out loud, “I want to win a State championship” … and then they did it,” Gibson said over email.
“High school sports are all about making memories, and this is one memory that I will never forget,” Knapp said over email.
This will be Lydia Urice’s first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her freshman year.
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