By Emilie Chau

On Tuesday, Piedmont Hills High School Girls’ Soccer team went against Westmont High School and won 3-0.

“The girls played well. It wasn’t our best game but we played well enough to get the win and we won three nothing,” reveals Coach Steve Sellers. “It created the opportunity where everyone got game time yesterday which was one of our goals,”

The team’s goal for this year is to make it into CCS (Central Coast Section) and to strengthen the bond among the girls which will improve their overall performance.

“We want to make it to CCS so we can have a longer season and bring a title back home!” exclaims Varsity Goalkeeper Ashleigh Alexander.

The team has a few ideas on how to enhance their teamwork and come together as a team to advance their skills.

“During practice we focus on improving ourselves and communicating with each other,” comments Alexander. “We let each other know where we are on the field and if there is a person pressuring you to get the ball.”

“We are going to have to work really hard during games and work with one another,” adds Varsity Forward Mareli Macias on how they are trying to accomplish their goals.

The team’s hard work is evident in their accomplishments throughout the season and the growing friendship among the teammates.

“I think they have truly come together as a team,” says Mr. Sellers. “They have a lot of respect for each other and enjoy playing together. You can see it on the field; we are connecting more as a group and they are playing well.”

In order to strengthen the girls’ bond, the team held some team bonding activities.  One activity included a dinner at the coach’s house.

“We all gathered at our coach’s house and had a team dinner,” explains Macias.  “It was very fun to get to know the girls and become closer with them. We’ve all gotten so close and because of that, our team is stronger.”

“Sometimes we go out to eat or we go over to Coach Freddy’s house and watch a movie,” states Alexander.

So far, the season has been going well.

“We have been a little inconsistent at times but we are in a position where we have a great opportunity to make CCS,” elaborates Mr. Sellers. “You have to be in the top three (to qualify for CCS) and right now we are in that position.”

Varsity usually practices 3:30 pm to 5 pm on Mondays, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays and 7 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays.

“We usually do ball work to get our touches in, dynamic stretching and sprints,” expands Alexander.

Girls’ Soccer’s senior night will be held next Friday, Feb. 17. Their next game will be today at 5:30 pm against Ann Sobrato High School.

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