Pictured are McClain girls varsity soccer seniors Sara Snyder, Macey McCune and Aly Murphy. (HCP Photos/Jim Jones)
Pictured are McClain girls varsity soccer seniors Sara Snyder, Macey McCune and Aly Murphy. (HCP Photos/Jim Jones)
The McClain varsity girls soccer team celebrated senior night with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over Westfall in a non-conference game on their home field Tuesday night. Sara Snyder, Aly Murphy and Macey McCune were honored before the game on their special night.

McClain scored their first goal of the night on a shot in close to the net by Lindsey Hutchinson from a nice assist by Luca Matesic at the 9:05 mark and the opening half would end with the Lady Tigers leading 1-0.

In the second half, the Greenfield girls kept the pressure on Westfall goalkeeper Cloe Gardner, who did an amazing job of stopping several McClain scoring opportunities. But the Lady Tigers would play add-on at the 29:40 mark of the second frame on a goal by Matesic, as this time it was an assist from Hutchinson.

Matesic netted the final score of the contest with just 11 seconds left in the match on a long shot from the middle of the field to give the Lady Tigers the 3-0 win.

McClain third-year head coach Tyler Carman had lots of praise for his team and three seniors after the match.

“I thought all of my girls did a nice job today, we really controlled the tempo and the ball, especially in the second half,” Carman said. “We were a little sloppy at times, but overall it was a nice win for our three seniors on senior night. Those three girls, Macey McCune, Sara Snyder and Aly Murphy, have been with me over the last three years that I’ve been the head coach, and they’ve all played a big part in our program’s success. I’m just super proud of how much they have grown and matured as players.

“Macey has been a four-year starter in the goal and has had over 500 career saves and her maturity and leadership has really shown, especially this year. Sara is one of those girls who has continued to work hard putting in the work until she got her shot to start, and she’s did a great job this year. I told her last Saturday after our game with Southeastern that she was the best player on the field. She’s been rock-solid all year. Aly has been a huge part of our teams outside defense, but unfortunately she had a season-ending knee injury a couple of weeks ago.

“We tied the school record with our seventh win tonight and have a chance to break it at home Thursday night when we host Leesburg,” Carman continued. “But we will have to come out ready to play because they are probably one of the two best teams in the area.”