Girls Soccer Extends Season


Javier Moreno, Sports Editor

The girls’ soccer season is reaching the end. This year the team has been dealing with an uphill battle, working their way to an even 6-4-2 record in league play. As they’ve shown hints of dominance in their wins, they have had to fight to stay in the majority of their matches. 

The teams 6 wins come against Mt. View twice, El Monte, Rosemead twice, and Arroyo where they scored a total of 25 goals just amongst those 6 games. While the Lady Eagles offense was successful during those games, their defense was solid as well, allowing only 7 goals for an average of just a little over 1 goal per game.

Over the season the girls have scored almost an average of 3 goals per game and give up an average of a little under 2 goals per game. These numbers reveal how the team is performing both on offense and defense. With a league-high score of 8 goals, this team is capable of being dangerous on offense. While the highest amount of goals they have allowed in one game during league is 3 goals, showing their ability to play a solid game of defense. Although their record may not show it, this team has provided the numbers of a strong team.

As league play closed out, the seniors played their last guaranteed home game against Arroyo. All seniors were individually recognized before the game, enjoying their win with the team and their families. They received flowers, treats, posters, and took pictures after the game. With a special game like this, senior Amber Arenas shared, “ I didn’t want to end my high school career on a bad note or let my family down by playing bad or losing”.  Other senior teammates shared the same thoughts, for example, Marlen Hernandez stated, “Senior night might have meant the most to me because it was the last home game where my family came out to support.” The team certainly did not disappoint on senior night, beating Arroyo one goal to none.

As for the entire season, every senior, regardless of what sport cherishes their last season. Senior Catherine Sanchez stated, “Deep down this season was pretty important to me… making memories with my teammates that I will never forget”. Feelings and thoughts amongst the seniors were all similar. For example, Isabella Lopez shared, “It meant more this season because it’s our last, our last moments to enjoy the little things and to try to make the best out of each and everything you do.” This team is a close group and has pushed through the season, earning themselves a wild card game in the CIF playoffs. The girls extend their season and take on the quest of defending their CIF and State Championship.