“I tried to make it clear that it wasn’t a rematch,” he said, “We didn’t want to pull all those emotions into it. Keeping composure is the most important thing — focusing on this 80 minutes, not anything that happened earlier this season or last season.”
Lippold and Baiguy are just two of the 13 seniors who played their last high school soccer game last night. For Lippold and his teammates, this title was every bit as sweet as last year’s, if not better.
“It’s unbelievable,” Lippold said, “two state championships in a row? It’s the most amazing feeling you could ever feel in the world.”
Lippold added that he and the other seniors feel even more responsible for this championship this time around.
“Last year, a lot of us juniors felt like we were helping to write their (last year’s seniors) story. This year, it was about us and our story. So the drive was always there to finish our story and cap it off with a great ending.”
It’s safe to say that it was a great ending for this Jaguars team.