Skyline captured its first girls soccer state trophy on Saturday as Tasha Miller scored the game-winner in overtime off an assist from Teresa Ledezma for a 2-1 win over Bishop Kelly in the 4A third-place game.
Miller and Ledezma have played together for years and coach Kip Archibald likes describes the duo as the team’s 1-2 punch.
“It’s hard to describe it,” Archibald said of winning the program’s first state trophy. “To see the girls so excited and going crazy and jumping around. It was incredible.”
Ledezma,, who missed last season with a knee injury, scored the first goal Saturday for the Grizzlies (16-1-2), whose lone loss this season came in the state semifinals to Vallivue.
Archibald said expectations were high with eight seniors on the roster and the return of Ledezma, the team’s top goal scorer two seasons ago as a sophomore. Last year’s team also reached the state tournament, but lost in the consolation final.
“They came in with the attitude we’re just going to play hard and get as far as we can,” Archibald said. “What a great season for those girls. I’m so proud and happy for them.”