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KATC's Senior Spotlight: Ascension Episcopal's Lily Dore

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 23:58:26-05

Ascension Episcopal girls soccer is what some might call a Cinderella story. From losing their opening match to going on a 6 game winning spree.

“That put us in our standing, the number one team in the state. The girls have done a great job doing that. I think a lot of the success is due to our leadership we have on the team," said Head Coach Kevin Mooney.

Eight seniors are shaping this team to make it to the finals, which hasn't been done in program history.

In those pack of seniors, the Gators look to senior goalkeeper Lily Dore who has given up fewer than one goal per game.

“She definitely anchors the defense. Definitely keeps stable for us and organized for us, but again we had no seniors last year," said Mooney.

This new version of the Gators is something that has been proven in pieces, according to Dore.

“One of our small goals was just to win as many games as possible. Another goal is to win district possibly and now another goal of ours is to make it to the finals," said senior goalkeeper Lily Dore.

While the senior works to leave her imprint on the Gators soccer program, she's also one step closer to continuing her athletic dreams at the college level.

“I’m currently looking at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology of Indiana. I plan to play soccer or swim at the college level," said Dore.

Until then, 8 seniors continue their quest to make program history.

“I think if we all just have the same goal and put in the same amount of work and commitment, we would make it there.”