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The coveted world cup trophy lost from the USWNT grasps when they were knocked out of a potential third title in the last three World Cups.

USWNT Knocked out of the World Cup after Dramatic Penalty Kicks

Mallory Milner, Reporter August 17, 2023

The U.S. Women's National team lost to Sweden in penalty kicks 5-4 after a 0-0 match, knocking them out of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This loss not only ended their two straight World Cup winning...

Kawan Borba 23 and Pol Marza 23 sign their letters of intent during their signing ceremony.

Mens’ Soccer Hosts Signing Day for Two Athletes

Amy Simon, Sports Editor May 5, 2023

Following the May 1 senior college commitment deadline, several seniors have indicated where they will be attending college through wearing merchandise around campus, adding the schools to their Instagram...

Austin FCs playoff run this season has been lackluster and disappointing. Photo courtesy of Ralph Arvesen.

Austin FC Begins Season With Negative Shift

Jayant Bettadpur, Reporter May 1, 2023

The final whistle blows, and while one team is filled with excitement for their first win of the season, another remains disappointed in their lackluster performance so far in the season. Following the...

Keeping her foot on the ball to defend, Mia Wiele 26 focuses on her play. Wiele tried hard to keep the ball in bounds so that the standoff would not result in a corner kick for the other team.

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Finishes Season at State Playoffs

Amy Simon, Sports Editor April 23, 2023

The varsity girls’ soccer team competed against the Marcos Marauders for the first round of the state playoffs on Friday, April 14. The Warriors were seeded fourth, and the Marauders were seeded...

The varsity soccer girls pose after winning the round five game against Round Rock. The team advanced to the state tournament.

Varsity Girls Soccer Dominates Round Five Playoff Game Against Dragons 3-0

Amy Simon, Sports Editor April 17, 2023

Temperatures were high and tensions were higher as the varsity girls’ soccer team competed against district rivals Round Rock for round five of the playoffs. Both teams traveled to San Antonio on Friday,...

Running up to the stands to celebrate with friends and family, the Warriors are elated by their win. The win was especially important for seniors who had their seasons cut short by Covid in the past and now had the opportunity to play again as a team in the state playoffs.

Varsity Girls Soccer Advance to Round Four Playoffs After Dramatic Showdown Against Vipers

Lena Boas, Extras Editor April 7, 2023

On Friday, March 28, the varsity girls’ soccer team advanced to the fourth round of state playoffs with a 4-2 penalty shootout win against the Vandegrift Vipers. Both teams battled it out to the...

Kate Cooper 24 and Sasha Brown 23 hug each other and rejoice over the 1-0 win. After the game ended, the team ran towards the stands to celebrate with friends and family.

Westwood Triumphs Over Cavaliers in Playoff Game 1-0

Lena Boas, Extras Editor March 31, 2023

On Friday, March 25, the varsity girls’ soccer team advanced to the second round of state playoffs by winning 1-0 against the Lake Travis Cavaliers in an intense match. The game was held at Vandegrift...

Jorge Pena 24 settles the ball and looks forward to dribble. Pena later passed to a player on the side to open up space.

Varsity Mens Soccer Present District Champions Trophy After Viper 1-0 Win

Jayant Bettadpur, Reporter March 28, 2023

As the clock hit zero, fans and players alike stormed the field as the varsity men’s soccer team took down the Vandegrift Vipers on Friday, March 17, with a score of 1-0. The game was intense throughout,...

Pablo Zavala 24 looks at the audience after scoring the Warriors first goal. The audience members stood up and cheered for the team.

Varsity Mens Soccer Faces Upsetting Duel Against Tigers

Amy Simon, Sports Editor March 25, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, the varsity mens soccer team competed against the Dripping Springs Tigers for the first round of playoffs. The Warriors previously earned the district champion title prior to...

Defender Jackson Connor 24 dribbles the ball into the middle of the field to get closer to the goal.

JV Orange Mens Soccer Claims Win Against Stony Point Tigers 4-0

Ashna Karthik, Instagram Account Manager March 14, 2023

With 24 seconds on the clock, the JV orange men's soccer team scored their last goal of the night and claimed a 4-0 victory against the Stony Point Tigers on Friday, March 3, setting the tone for the near...

Rodrigo Garcia 26 looks around the field to pass to his teammates.

JV White Soccer Snags Win Against Stony Point Tigers 2-0

Ruhi Singh, Heritage Sports Editor March 14, 2023

Coming off a 1-0 win against the McNeil Mavericks, the Warriors faced off with the Stony Point Tigers on Friday, March 3, and managed to snag a win of 2-0. From the kickoff, both teams were playing...

Freshman Kaleia Coughlin sprints back to keep the ball in play. With seven minutes left in the first half, Coughlin received a pass from a teammate and scored the ball far from the goal as the goalie was quickly moving out of the box.

Varsity Girls Soccer Reigns in 10-0 Win Against Manor Mustangs

Lena Boas, Extras Editor March 14, 2023

Goals came fast and furious for the Warriors in a 10-0 win against the Manor Mustangs on Tuesday, March 7. Since this was the last home game, this win marked the upcoming end of the regular season...

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