Tayler’s tremendous triumph

Feature Photo By: Samir Mohamed –  Senior Tayler Ohu creates space from her defender and prepares to caress the ball into the box to create another scoring opportunity for the Raiders. The Raiders defeated the Adam City Eagles 3-1 in a thrilling league game.

With the conclusion of spring sports, comes the departure of the class of 2017. As longer days and scorching afternoons steadily approach, many believe the future holds a lot for Rangeview graduates as well as returning students. Tayler Ohu is among the few 2017 seniors from Rangeview High School who will continue chasing athletic dreams on the next level.

From playoff victories to state debates, the class of 2017 has accomplished a lot for Rangeview athletics as well as academics. Tayler will continue playing soccer at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska come the fall. Many of Tayler’s peers think very fondly of her whether she’s on the field or off it.   

Senior Rachel Vincent crosses the ball into the Adam City Eagles 18 yard box to connect with fellow senior Tayer Ohu. With a dagger of a header, the Raiders went up two to one in a important at home league game. The Raiders went on to score once more to take another league victory home. (Samir Mohamed)

“Tayler is a very hard worker who has been an instrumental part of our success in her tenure at Rangeview. We will be very sad to see her go but very excited to see her future,” stated varsity head coach Dawn Weber.

Racking up 24 goals throughout her three seasons at Rangeview, Tayler has had an immense influence on the success Rangeview soccer has experienced the last few years. To conclude their season, the girls soccer team finished with a 4-0 win against the Thornton Trojans. With a strong finish, the girls soccer team hopes to transition this momentum to their 2018 season. With eight seniors graduating, the near future for Rangeview soccer is quite uncertain.

What many believe will stay the same, is the close community and chemistry among the Rangeview soccer girls. With a multitude of nights bonding and persevering through intense training together, Rangeview soccer will continue to create a close family community among players and coaches. Providing a close community isn’t the only thing being offered, Rangeview soccer continues to create first team and second team all state players. With athletic excellence, many believe great possibilities for Rangeview athletes are approaching.

“Tayler has always been a skillful player with good feet. She’s become a smarter player at her time here at Rangeview. She knows what to do under pressure and in tough situations because her soccer intellect continues to increase,” stated Vic Strouse, the athletic director at Rangeview.

With the Raiders nearly breaking even last season with a 7-6-2 record, the Rangeview Raiders were prepared for a different outcome this season. Finishing with a 7-5-2 record, the Rangeview girls soccer team is steadily improving. As next year approaches, fans, coaches, and staff members believe  the team will be without  an influential senior class of great players and even better people.

 

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