The girls’ soccer team looked to keep their undefeated season alive against the Leroy Greene Academy Lions on Jan. 9.
Although it was close, the Cavs edged out another victory, 3-2.
This was the girls’ closest game of the season. In their previous three games, the girls’ defense allowed their opponents to score only one goal combined.
Nonetheless, the game was very fast-paced in the first half with the teams scoring four of the game’s five total goals.
Sophomore Lia Kaufman and senior Kaeleigh Valverde scored the first two goals for the Cavs. The Lions matched the Cavs with two goals of their own, leaving the game tied, 2-2, going into the second half.
Senior Natalie Brown scored the final goal in the second half to secure the win for the Cavs.
Kaufman said the lower margin of victory had to do with the skill of the Lions and the Cavs’ sloppy play
“This game was closer because the team was better than the teams we had been playing,” Kaufman said,”We also were not communicating or connecting passes as well.”
“This team had a couple of experienced and aggressive players who could shoot from outside the box,” Brown said.
The girls are now 4-0 overall, 2-0 in league. Brown and Kaufman attributed the team’s success to teamwork and determination.
“We started the game strong and continued to work hard the entire game,” Brown said.
See if the girls can keep their undefeated season alive against the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Wolves on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4:20 p.m. at Western Sierra.
—By Bryce Longoria