Chiles Girls Soccer Off to 7-1-1 Start

Chiles Girls Soccer Off to 7-1-1 Start

By Kate Stewart

The Chiles Timberwolves Girls Soccer team is off to a great start in the 2023-2024 season. Last year, the team finished 11-8-1, won the 6A District 2 finals, and made it to the regional semifinals. With the loss of eight seniors and new players added to the roster, the Timberwolves have shown they may have what it takes to make it farther this year.

Chris Levan, the head coach, calls the team “resilient.”

“Given the changes in our system and the overall level of the talent we have, I’ve learned these girls can and will always surprise us with the performances they put in on and off the field. From scholar athletes to orchestra members this squad has it all”, said Levan.

Chiles Girls Soccer Head Coach Chris Levan

In addition, the team is deep. Levan noted that “Few schools in the area have 30 players who are all at a varsity level of play.”

So far this year, the Timberwolves have had victories against Mosley, Leon, St. Johns Country Day, Fletcher, and Suwannee. Most recently, they beat the Florida High Seminoles and the Bolles Bulldogs.

The Timberwolves’ offense is led by Kyra Swart, (So, 13 goals, 7 assists) and Cadence West, (Jr, 5 goals). While the defense is dominated by Kyndal Smith (Jr, 16 steals), Kendal Anderson (Jr, 18 steals) and Charolotte Reynolds (So, 17 steals).

Junior captain, Kyndal Smith says, “This team is special because we are all very competitive and have the drive to win. Our teamwork and cohesiveness are huge parts of our success this season.” Smith, who is in her third year on varsity, says she is committed to achieving something new this year.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Timberwolves suffered a tough 2-1 loss against the Lincoln Trojans. Their next game will be against the Pace Patriots on Friday, Dec. 8 at Chiles. Next week the girls have two away games against Maclay and Buchholz.

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