By Trevor Glassey
Girls Soccer has kicked off the preseason strong currently holding a record of 2-1 for Varsity, and 2-1 for the JV team during its own preseason. Coach Fred(dy) Espinoza hopes that the team can keep pushing and rank highly in CCS.
“We’ve shown a lot of promise in terms of progression,” explains Coach Freddy.
After losing nine Varsity players to graduation, the team needed to recruit the best players it could find to Varsity. This need led to an unusual six freshmen on the Varsity team.
“Getting into Varsity wasn’t that hard,” says freshman Varsity Forward Emily Ramirez, “but I guess a lot of girls didn’t want to sign up.”
Despite that, the team performed quite well and has improved rapidly, with most of the improvement now needed on team chemistry according to Coach Steve Sellers. However, team cohesion seemed to be building just fine. According to Varsity player senior Cindy Reyes, the team already feels like it has connected like a family. Hopefully, this cohesion truly come together and complete the team chemistry during their next game against San Benito.
Meanwhile, JV has also been doing well. With the same preseason record against the same schools as Varsity, they look poised to also place highly in their league. JV Coach Joey Jaramillo has been proud of their performance, especially their 1-0 loss against Presentation High School on Thurs., Dec. 4.
“Presentation is an excellent team, so to lose to them just 1-0 is a victory in itself,” asserts Coach Joey.
According to Coach Joey, the JV team has excellent discipline on ball possession and a good sense of tactics. He believes if they get better at touching the ball, they could place third or second in their league.