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Beardsley excited for final chance on the pitch with Two Harbors teammates

Alicia Tipcke
Updated: August 16, 2020 11:11 PM

Morgan Beardsley's bags were packed and she was ready to go on her first trip to Europe last March.

The Two Harbors High School soccer standout was scheduled to jet off and train with the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Team in Duisburg, Germany. However, her plans would quickly change.

"That ended up getting canceled the day before we left because of COVID so it's kind of disappointing but it was understandable. [Europe] broke out literally that week, so I don't think we would have been able to get back in the U.S.," said Beardsley.

In Two Harbors Beardsley's junior track and field season was also canceled. The pause on athletic activities was unique for the soccer, basketball player, and runner, but it wasn't all bad.

"It was a long time off with no sports. I mean honestly, I kind of liked the rest because I had a lot of stuff going on, like soccer almost every day," Beardsley said. "Then I'd have track after school every day."

But boredom eventually set in for the three sport athlete, having played soccer since she was three years old. So, she was more than excited to get back to summer training, and soon Agate practices and a season.

Soccer is one of the fall sports the Minnesota State High School League approved for the 2020 fall season. When Beardsley heard the news off the approval, she was elated.

"I'm super excited to just have a senior season because I mean, it could have ended up like my track season last spring, just canceled. I'm just excited to play with my team and get one last chance."

One last chance to play with her friends, Beardsley said, "we've played together for so long. Everyone has played together for years, pretty much on that team, it's just great."

Also, a chance to sharpen her skills in order to catch the attention of colleges, and hopefully take the ACT. "It's been canceled on me three times. That's kind of needed for me for like college applications and stuff."

As for the rest of the school year the senior said she's, "hoping to have great sports seasons, or sports seasons at all. That'd be nice."


Alicia Tipcke

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