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Girls’ soccer defeats Los Altos

Varsity girls’ soccer edges out a win over Los Altos 1-0 on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in their second matchup of the season.

With the first matchup between the Mustangs and the Conquerors resulting in a 1-1 tie, the Mustangs came out strong in the first half of their second matchup. Walnut controlled the front field by attacking the goal, unable to finish a goal, but putting pressure on the Los Altos defense. However, the half ended with neither team being able to score.

“The game was very intense and it was especially difficult in the first half because we tried and tried to score but it just wasn’t working. We switched formations in order to see what would work the best for the front and for the back,” left defender senior Caroline Parra said.

The Mustangs changed formation a total of three times in order to see what offensive and defensive rotation would work best.

The start of the second half was also slow but soon picked up with a corner kick from attacking midfielder senior Bella Amezcua to center back sophomore Cheyenne Tucker for the header and the made goal. With possession of the ball going back and forth, the game ended with the Mustangs leading 1-0.

“I was really ecstatic. We had been working really hard to score a goal and we finally scored one.  It was a team effort. We had many opportunities to score a goal, but we just couldn’t finish them,” Amezcua said.

After their previous tie with Los Altos, the team wanted to emphasize communication on the field and passing in order to create a better offense. 

“At the beginning of the season, we weren’t clicking as a team and we were selfish in our plays. However, we’ve been listening to our coach now and the most important thing we have is our communication,” Tucker said.

By Brian Wu, Media manager
Photo by Jamie Chen


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