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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Girls varsity soccer loses to Westmont in first game

Isabella Wilson
Senior Casey Shae receives the ball and looks for an open teammate.

Carlmont’s varsity girls soccer started their season off with a 2-1 home loss against Westmont on Thursday night.

The Scots started the game off strong keeping Westmont on the defensive. Each team was moving the ball around but neither was able to break through the defense to score. Westmont was able to break that making the game 1-0. With a couple of missed and blocked shots by Carlmont, they couldn’t get through Westmont’s defense. With a kick-in from the sidelines and a header by senior Thais Nunez, Carlmont scored their first goal. The first half ended 1-1.

“Our mindset was really positive first game this season. We just wanted to come out with a bang,” said Kylie Rouspil, a senior goalie.  

We just wanted to come out with a bang

— Kylie Rouspil

The second half kicked off with possession going back and forth. Westmont was eventually able to break the tie on a penalty kick, bringing the score 2-1. 

In the last few minutes, the Scots turned up the intensity, but in the end, it wasn’t enough to secure the win. Carlmont had a total of five shots on goal throughout the game and eight shots against. 

The Scots are looking forward to the rest of their season. Their next game is on Dec. 2 against Pioneer High School at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. 

“This was a good learning time to see where our strengths and weaknesses currently lie and all we can do from here is to improve upon those in practice for those situations,” said Carlmont girl’s soccer coach, Lindsey Moynihan. 

Carlmont is currently trying to fill the gaps of the six seniors who left the team last season. They are working with many new players and building team chemistry and communication.

“We had a lot of seniors last year and a lot of them were starters. And we’re missing quite a few of them,” Moynihan said. 

This season is going to be a battle for the Scots who are coming off a 7-9-2 season last year. 

“I think we’re gonna have a tough fight this season, just like every season,” Kylie Rouspil said.

With all of the players coming from different club teams and some moving up to varsity, the team has to rebuild trust in one another and chemistry on the field. 

“I settled down during the beginning of the half because I knew I could trust my teammates,” said Paige Rouspil, a freshman. 

The Scots are going to fight throughout the season to win as many games as possible and potentially make it to CCS.

“Our goal this season is to just win as many games as we can,” Paige Rouspil said.

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About the Contributor
Isabella Wilson, Staff Writer
Bella Wilson (class of 2026) enjoys playing sports and listening to music. She plays on the Carlmont softball team and is on the girl's flag football team.  She is currently covering Carlmont sports.

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