Although they scored only once, the girls’ soccer team defeated the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Wolves, 1-0, on Jan. 12.
The team was without senior Natalie Brown, the third highest scorer, so everyone had to raise her game.
Last season, the Cavs tied the Wolves in both of their matchups, so they knew it would be close.
“They were by far the best team we have played so far, but this was our best game, and we stepped up,” sophomore Abby LaComb said.
The lone goal came in the first half off a corner kick by LaComb and was headed in by sophomore Lia Kaufman.
After scoring, the girls focused on defense for the rest of the game.
“They had five really good players, and most of them played in the middle, so we spent a lot of the game trying to isolate them and deny them all opportunities,” LaComb said.
“After Lia scored, we dropped into a more defensive lineup, so we didn’t have as many forwards or opportunities to score.”
This was an emotional win for the Cavs, junior Nina Dym said, since they never beat the Wolves last season.
“Everyone was super pumped at the end, especially because (the Wolves) were undefeated,” LaComb added. “It definitely gave everyone a boost of confidence.”
The win keeps the girls undefeated at 5-0 overall, 3-0 in league.
The Cavs’ next game will be against Leroy Greene Academy, at Leroy Greene on Friday, Jan. 20. Game time is to be announced.
—By Bryce Longoria