It was win or go home for the Cavs in their matchup against the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Wolves on Feb. 15. Unfortunately, the girls will be going home after losing, 0-1.
The loss puts the Cavs out of the playoffs while Western Sierra moves on, as the game was a tiebreaker between the two teams.
Not having many players has been a problem for the Cavs. The girls had only 11 players this game, meaning they had no substitutions.
“We played really well, especially with only 11 people,” sophomore Abby LaComb said. “I’m sad we didn’t win, but we played really hard.”
The game was slow-paced, with both teams getting few shots on goal.
The Wolves finally broke the tie in the second half and held onto the lead for the win.
LaComb said the Cavs’ game plan was to play defense to compensate for the Wolves’ aggressive players.
“We played mostly defense because they had really good offensive players,” LaComb said.
Senior Avi Bhullar, one of six seniors on the team, said that her favorite game of the girls’ season was their senior night and their second matchup against the Wolves on Jan. 30.
“Senior night was my favorite game even though it was the game I sprained my ankle,” Bhullar said. “It was bittersweet, and we lost, but I loved watching my best friends play and cheering them on. I definitely wished I was on the field though.”
The Cavs finished the season with a 7-4 record overall, 5-4 in league.
—By Bryce Longoria