Scots dominate Woodside in a battle of rivals


Ari Rav

Maya Campbell, a freshman, looks to take an open shot as she dribbles down the field.

Carlmont’s JV girls’ soccer team left it all out on the field as they defeated Woodside High School in a fierce contest between rival schools.

On Jan. 28, the Scots dominated the field for all 70 minutes of the game as they scored three goals in the first half alone. Good teamwork combined with smart passes led to a strong team win by a final score of 4-1 for the team.

The Lady Scots got off to a substantial lead in the first half of the game but loosened their grip of the game after halftime by giving up a quick goal to Woodside. However, a talk from coach Lindsey Moynihan got them back on track and led them to control the rest of the game.

“I’m very happy with the team. We definitely played better in the first half, but we kept it together during the second half. We only let in one goal. Then we answered back with a goal of our own and held them off for a solid twenty minutes,” Moynihan said.

Confidence in their game allowed the girls to regain their momentum in the second half. The scurrying and frantic play caused temporary panic on both the sideline and the field, but strong defense set the tone to a powerful end of the game.

Even though the game was a strong showing from Carlmont, some players still felt that there is a lot of room for improvement and growth. 

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Coach Moynihan celebrates the win with her team after the game.

Chianti Radaverro, a freshman, said, “I think that the first half definitely went much smoother than the second half. I think the second half was sloppy and we were more frantic so I’m not very happy with how we did. I’d say it was a pretty moderate game. I think we could have definitely done better.”

As the game came to an end, there was a combination of smiles and serious expressions on the faces of the Scots. The players knew that they could not afford to make costly errors in games, but they also felt good about the team win.

“I’m happy about this win for us. It feels good and we’re moving in the right direction. It’s time to finish out the rest of our games on a good note,” said Alyssa Attard, a sophomore.
The Scots play their next game at Menlo-Atherton on Jan. 30th as they take on the Bears.