Last Friday, October 23, our Davis Darts girls soccer team defeated American Fork for the title of state champions in an overtime thriller 1-0. The Darts redeem themselves with their overtime victory, as they lost a heartbreaker to American Fork in last year’s state championship. After the rematch, Davis will no longer be haunted by the state championship loss last year.

Davis absolutely trounced their opponents this season, with a record of 19-1, and outscoring their opponents 12-1 in the state tournament. Davis has been a powerhouse the past couple of seasons, so no one else is more deserving of the state title than the Darts. It is truly amazing what our soccer team has been able to put together this season, and the people involved will never forget their amazing experiences.

Annie Haycock, an absolute sensation on the soccer field, described it as “The best feeling in the world.”

“This year’s team was all heart and no drama,” replied Annie when asked about what she was most proud of this season.

Despite Davis’s many accomplishments this season, their stars like Annie stay humble and give credit to their teammates, which is truly a testament to how championship teams are formed.

When asked what her favorite moment of this season was, Annie put it simply by saying, “playing with the girls.”

This simple phrase truly sums up the Darts season. Playing together is the way to win in soccer. The chemistry is evident on and off the field, and it is no wonder that the best thing about our girl’s team is that they have each other.

Deep down, every team’s goal is to win a championship. Whether it be the Utah Jazz, the New York Yankees, or even the U.S. Curling Team, everyone wants to be recognized as “the best.” We see high school, college, and pro teams pump thousands of dollars, hours of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears just to be known as the champions. Our Davis girls soccer team did accomplish the ultimate goal for an athletic team, and they deserve all the credit and respect in the world.

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