School Sports

Soccer Season Ends

As the soccer season comes to an end for both the girls’ and boys’ teams, both sides of the program hope to win Central Coast Section (CCS) titles during the postseason. Throughout the entire season, the girls’ and boys’ Varsity squads maintained top three rankings in their respective leagues. This is a huge improvement from last year — especially for the girls — and both teams saw immense improvements as well as success. League games finished up on Feb. 14, and CCS will continue into the weekend of the 18th and over February Break.

Junior player Adrienne Lopez described the season as “liberating,” and credits Coach Jessica Ingram for helping the team become “more tight knit.”  She added, “the captains give good constructive feedback, but also keep the team grounded as we move into the postseason.” Looking back on the season so far, she explained that her favorite match they played was one against Milpitas, when the team won by a whopping 11-0. As the season winds down, she is trying to treasure her last moments and enjoy time with the squad’s seniors. Lopez expressed excitement about the positive changes the team has seen since last season, and she hopes to bring the same energy to the postseason, as well as next year’s season.

Junior Nicolas Olivella hopes to see the boys’ Varsity team move into CCS as they have seen all of their hard work pay off. This year, he commented on how the environment is even more enjoyable to be a part of than it was last year. He explained how the team last year was “not as motivated as the one this year, and it is refreshing to see [this] growth.” Olivella is sad to see the seniors go after this season, and he mentioned how “[they] bring such an uplifting environment everyday, and it will be hard to say goodbye to each and every one of them.” Going into next year, Olivella hopes to see the same camaraderie with the team and continue bettering and improving the LGHS Soccer Program.

Both teams celebrated their senior nights at their last home games. Now, they are gearing up to say goodbye to some of their team members as they hopefully head into the postseason. The soccer program saw some struggles last year regarding results for both squads, but this year brought new opportunities. Be on the lookout for CCS seedings to see if our Wildcats have a chance to battle for the title!

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