Varsity girls’ soccer outlasts Charter Oak
Varsity girlsâ€™ soccer defeated Charter Oak 2-1 at home Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The Mustangs began the game on offense, but after many steals from both sides, neither team was able to gain a lead. Middle defender sophomoreÂ Kaitlyn Wong then scored the Mustangsâ€™ first goal from an assist byÂ forward sophomore Nadia Amezcua. Charter Oak was unable to score, and the first half ended 1-0.
â€śTodayâ€™s game was one of the best weâ€™ve played so far. We emphasized that we play on our coachâ€™s system, which is based on passing,â€ť Wong said. â€śBefore [this game], weâ€™ve all been really frustrated because we havenâ€™t won a game, but we learned that sticking to the system will eventually pay off.â€ť
During the second half, Walnut struggled to make a goal despite moving the ball upfield. After a foul from both sides, each team scored a penalty kick, bringing the Mustang lead up 2-1.
â€śGoing into todayâ€™s game, I felt really good and anxious for our first win of the season. Now that we won, I feel even better and more confident in the rest of our season,â€ť Wong said.
After this game, the Mustangs are looking to focus more on their coachâ€™s system of passing and communication among the team members.
â€śTodayâ€™s game was our first win of [the] season and weâ€™ve been making all the improvements that we needed to,â€ť center back sophomore Cheyenne Tucker said. â€śOur cooperation played a large role in us winning today, and we just need to continue working on keeping the same energy the entire game.â€ť
Varsity girlsâ€™ soccer will play another home game against Chino Friday, Jan. 27.
By Irene Zhou, Staff writer
Photo by Richard Zhang