The Garden City High School girls’ soccer team won the Western Athletic Conference with a record of 6-1-1.
While the Lady Panthers were not the one loss Garden suffered in the conference, they were the one tie, taking the Lady Buffs the complete 100 minutes to a stalemate in Garden City. The final score was 0-0.
At home on Cavanaugh Field, Great Bend lost to Garden City, 2-1. The loss marked the last WAC game for the Lady Panthers and left them with a WAC record of 2-5-1.
GBHS finished the year with one girl selected as first-team All-WAC — senior Kaylee Kershner.
Kershner scored the lone goal in the loss to the Lady Buffs.
The Lady Panthers, who completed the season with a 5-10-2 record, also had three girls make the honorable mention team, Dariane Marshall, Rubi Torres and Berenice Prieto.
Marshall and Torres are both seniors. Prieto is a junior this year.
The Lady Panthers concluded their season in a Class 5A regional tournament against WAC foe Hays.
Hays, which had home-field advantage in the regional game, won, 1-0.
Two days later, Hays lost to Bishop Carroll of Wichita 8-0.
Garden City’s head coach Joaquin Padilla was awarded WAC Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 12-5-2 record.
The Lady Buffs also boast the WAC Player of the Year, Ana Guevera.
(selections were made in a vote by the conference coaches)
Player of the Year
Ana Guevera, Garden City, Sr.
Coach of the Year
Joaquin Padilla, Garden City
Traci Martinez, Garden City, Sr.
Scarlett Real, Dodge City, Fresh.
Shelby Pinkel, Hays, Soph.
Megan Bird, Hays, Soph.
Taylor Herrman, Hays, Soph.
Guadalupe Ramirez, Liberal, Sr.
Kasandra Rodela, Dodge City, Sr.
Erica Ramos, Dodge City, Soph.
Hoy Lim, Dodge City, Jr.
Kaylee Kershner, Great Bend, Sr.
Britteny Mesa, Garden City, Jr.
Haley Brennanman, Garden City, Soph.
Linda Hinojos, Garden City, Sr.
Deydi De Paz, Garden City, Jr.
Vanessa Ybarra, Dodge City, Fresh.
Katie Burnett, Liberal, Sr.
Jaqueline Herrera, Liberal, Sr.
Berenice Prieto, Great Bend, Jr.
Rubi Torres, Great Bend, Sr.
Darianne Marshall, Great Bend, Sr.
April Johnson, Hays, Soph.
Reagan Kraiser, Hays, Fresh.