JV soccer claws at the Panthers for another victory


Mackenzie O'Connell

The Panther’s goalie runs out of goal in an attempt to save another shot from the Scots.

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

The JV girls soccer team earned a victory against Presentation High School under the sprinkling rain on Carlmont’s home field.

Though the ball and field were slippery, the Lady Scots were able to keep control of the ball on Dec. 7  and execute a 2-1 win against the Panthers. The Scot’s adrenaline throughout the majority of the game resulted in a series of chances and shots on the frame of the goal.

During the first half of the game, the Scots kept the ball moving up the sideline to create opportunities from their striker Sophia Eaker. Eaker had a series of shots during the first half, yet the referees called her offside during a few of her chances.

“We played well, though the season is just starting it has been one of our best games. We still have a lot to work on. I think we have many new freshmen and as the season goes on we will feel more comfortable as a team and play some great games together,” said Eaker, a junior.



The left midfielder, Supriya Haldanker carried the ball up the side crossing the ball to Eaker attempting to make chances for the striker. Left defender, Dina Bakour helped assist Haldanker up the side by executing accurate passes up the side to her offense. Freshman Alexis Shohet was able to score the first goal during the first half sparking a drive to win for the Scots’.

“I think we played well. As a new team, we need to work on a few things in practice. We should work on our first touches and our crosses. I know we are going to play well together as a team the more we practice and get comfortable on the field and with each other,” said junior Gianna Westmorefield.

As the second half began, the Scots tried to stay motivated and were on the hunt fo their second goal.

Sophomore Juliana Rinaldi carried the ball to the goal as she kicked the ball into the corner of the goal straight passed the Panthers goalie.

During the last five minutes of the game, the Panthers came back scoring a goal against the Lady Scots.

Rinaldi said, “We played fairly well, but there is work to be done. Our communication and teamwork is something I’m looking forward to improving with my team during practices and games.”