The girls’ soccer team was defeated 0-2 by Buckingham Charter on March 14; however, most of the Cavs came away with a positive outlook.
Junior Maddy Judd said that the Cavs’ performance was one of the best all season because the Lady Knights usually win by five or six points.
At the half, the score was still 0-0, which is uncommon with the Lady Knights.
A couple players were switched around to create a stronger defensive line. Sophomore Natalie Brown played as a defender for the first half and was a forward for the second. Senior Melissa Vazquez was stopper for the second half. Junior Julia Owaidat went in as goalie for sophomore Alexa Mathisen, who felt sick.
“She made a ton of amazing blocks that really saved us a bunch of times,” freshman Lea Gorny said.
SCDS coach George Champayne had freshman Nicole Moxon cover the best player for the Lady Knights for the entire game. Instead of being discouraged, Moxon said that she was happy because it was challenging and different for her.
“The game went really well and the whole team played really well,” sophomore Shriya Nadgauda said. “But we could do better if more people consistently showed up to games.”
Freshman Katia Dahmani, juniors Aidan Galati, Emma Belliveau, America Lopez and Jenny Kerbs and senior Micaela Bennett-Smith did not attend.
“A lot of the girls who were missing were good defensive players, so they definitely could have affected the outcome of the game,” Moxon said.
This was the Lady Knights’ third game of the season.
The Cavs will play the Lady Knights again at their last game of the season on Thursday, April 30.
The Cavs’ next game will be at Foskett Park on Tuesday, April 21, at 4 p.m. against Western Sierra Collegiate Academy. Players will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
The Cavs last played the Wolves on March 17 and lost 3-2. The Wolves were aggressive, breaking freshman Annya Dahmani’s collarbone and injuring a few other players, so the girls are looking forward to getting revenge.
“We don’t want to break any of their collarbones, but we want to crush them,” Judd said. “I think that if everyone is motivated enough, then this will happen.”