Sep. 23—After losing seven seniors to graduation, Wyomissing entered the 2022 season with more questions than answers.
Despite the new team, it's been the same old success so far for the Spartans.
Wyomissing remained undefeated on Thursday with a dominant 7-1 win over Hamburg in a Berks Girls Soccer League Division III-IV game at Flannery Field.
"We have amazing team chemistry," senior Cadi Hoke said. "All the girls, we work super well together."
After relinquishing an early goal to Hawks sophomore Jenna Piltz, the Spartans scored seven unanswered, one of which was an own goal by (3-3 Berks III, 4-6). Junior Annie McCaffrey led the way with three goals, while Dulce Lytle, Liliana Marshall and Hoke each scored once.
"I got great assists," McCaffery said. "I wouldn't have done it without my teammates."
Hoke, McCaffery and fellow midfielder Sophia Zeppos have been the gel that has held Wyomissing together this season. With well-developed chemistry and an ability to help on both offense and defense, the trio of midfielders have made an impact all over the field.
"The three of us work extremely well together," Hoke said. "We work really well off of each other, and we communicate really well to each other."
Led by their midfield, the Spartans are off to an 8-0 start. They lead Berks IV with a 6-0 record.
"Having that leadership and that experience in the middle has really allowed everything around it to really take place," Wyomissing coach Rachel Hoffman said. "They're the playmakers in the middle."
The Spartans lead the league with 55 goals scored this season. On the defensive side, they have allowed just six, the fewest in the league.
"Every game we overcome our differences and come together," said Hoke, the team's lone senior. "We've had to come together each game as we grow."
Zeppos leads the county in scoring with 16 goals, while freshman Lytle ranks second with 15. McCaffrey leads Wyomissing in assists with nine.
"We're just starting to work together," McCaffrey said. "We're starting to become very close as a team."
While the Spartans are off to a strong start, they understand a slew of tough games and all of their goals remain ahead.
"We still have something to prove," Hoke said. "We still have to keep going no matter the circumstances."