MOOR Photo by SHANNON KHA
The varsity girls’ soccer team had high expectations for themselves this season and have pushed themselves to be the best athletes they could be. As their first California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) game approaches, the team has been working hard to accomplish their ultimate goal of qualifying past the third round of CIF.
The girls had mercilessly swept through the season’s ten games, resulting in seven wins, two ties and one loss. The team wrapped up their season with an away game, a 5-0 win against San Gabriel on Feb 12. This win was significant because it secured the Moors’ title as the 2015 Almont League Champions.
“We worked together as a team to get first [in the league] and we have overcome the bumps in the road, coming together as a family,” junior defensive player Christine Gomez said.
The girls continued to practice four days a week for three hours at Moor Field to prepare
for CIF. For the duration of practice, they conditioned, ran, carried out passes and practiced ball control, defensive and offensive plays. They also played scrimmage games, mainly accentuating understanding the team and communication abilities.
“We had a lot of bumps in the road, but I’m proud of my girls for always doing their best on the field.
We were determined, focused and had the desire to do well,” senior captain Xiomara Diaz said.
The girls’ have had their handful of difficulties this season, but nonetheless have accomplished their goal of becoming Almont League champions for the season and continue to motivate themselves and each other to fight for their spot in CIF. On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Moors won their first CIF game. With the score tied at 1-1, the Moors prevailed 4-3 on penalty kicks against the Marshall Eagles. The Moors now go to the second round with an away game against the Bloomington Bruins.