Varsity Girls’ Soccer Beats Westlake 2-1 In Dramatic Round One Showdown

By Amy Simon, Reporter

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  • Deepti Choudhury ’21 chases after a ball in her opponent’s position. She was able to gain possession of the ball and switch the direction of play.

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  • Deepti Choudhury ’21 quickly steals the ball from her opponent. She was able to dribble 10 yards up the field before passing the ball to teammate Leah Wang ’23.

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  • Deepti Choudhury ’21 catches up to her opponent with the ball. She is able to gain possession and make a quick pass to her teammates.

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  • Skylar Zinnecker ’23 fakes out her opponent with a scissor technique. She was able to get a shot on goal.

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  • The team rejoices after the buzzer hits. The Warriors won the game 2-1 allowing them to advance to round two.

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The varsity girls’ soccer team began their playoffs with a bi-district game against the Westlake Chaparrals. The Warriors had just finished third overall in the district and came into the game eager to succeed at playoffs, especially since playoffs had been canceled last year due to COVID-19. The team was able to meet their goal with a 2-1 win.

The Warriors started off the half with consistent passes and a strong defense. With little mistakes, the Chaparrals did not get many chances to score. With both teams being equally as competitive, the ball frequently shifted to both sides of the field. The Chaparrals were able to score halfway through the first half by passing the ball from a breakaway to an outside player. The outside player was then able to cross the ball to the middle of the goal box, where a teammate scored. Despite this, the goal did not deter the team as they continued to stay focused. Before the halftime buzzer, the Warriors were able to score from a corner kick from Bella Garcia ‘21, who was able to kick it to Leah Wang ‘23, who headed the ball into the goal in turn.

“It felt surreal and honestly I was at the right place at the right time,” Wang said. “I’m glad I got on the end of Bella’s well-served corner kick to help the team and turn the momentum in our favor.”

The second half was no different than the first half. Both teams were able to communicate and stay consistent with their passes. As time went by, it seemed as though both teams became more anxious to score. With just over two minutes on the clock, the Warriors gained a free kick just outside of the goal box after a foul was called. Colleen Wyrick ‘21 kicked the ball into the goal, securing the Warriors’ win.

The Warriors will be playing against San Antonio Johnson at Hays Johnson High School on Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M. in the second round.

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