Another win for girls varsity soccer


Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

Carlmont’s Girls Varsity soccer beat Hillsdale with a score of 3-1. With this win they are only one point away from tying with the first place school.

Hillsdale kicked the game off quickly by scoring a goal only after a minute of play.

IMG_8352Within the next few minutes, Carlmont managed to get two goals past the Hillsdale defense. The first goal scored was scored by Simone McCarthy. Then another goal scored by Soha Said.

Junior Lauren Racioppi said, “The first three goals of the game were scores in the first 10 minutes. They were able to score right after the game started, but we scored two goals shortly after. It kind of threw us off because they scored really quickly.”

Senior Carolyn Donohoe agreed with Racioppi and said, “We picked it up after the first 15 minutes. They were able to score because they started faster than we did. We need to start playing the game at 100 percent when the whistle is blown.”

The third goal scored by the Scots happened when Said and Kayla Fong had a large break away with the ball. Said passed the ball up to Fong who passed Hillsdale’s last row of defenders to shoot an easy shot on the goal keeper.

The Scots later missed a chance at another goal when the whole team rushed Hillsdale’s end of the field. The ball was shot and bounced off the goal post causing it to roll directly in front of the goal while the whole team was within scoring distance, but the Hillsdale keeper cleared the ball before the Scots could make another goal.

Even with all the goals the Scots scored, Coach Tina Smith still thinks that the girls could have had a better game.

“We had 15 shots on goal the first half of the game and 13 in the second half of the game. Unfortunately only a few of those shots were within the goal posts,” said Smith.

The Scots are looking forward to playing in the rest of the season where the competition heats up. Donohoe said, “The rest of the season is going to be really tough so we will need to play harder.”