Varsity Scots take down Mills with a shutout victory


Nadia Fedotova

Carlmont celebrates a goal scored by Katie Blondino.

Carlmont’s varsity girls soccer had their sights on a shutout game against the Vikings, and they did just that while showing what they are made of on Tuesday night.

Carlmont walked onto the field with one common goal: to play out the game with the same intensity from beginning to end.

“We all give it our 100%, whether it be practice, during a game, or team spirit,” said Soni Kanaya, a senior.

Right off the bat, Kanaya scored the first goal within the tenth minute, and Madeline Cunningham led with two consecutive goals by the end of the first half.

Cunningham credits Rachel Amir-Chatman and Kanaya for assisting the goals.

“They timed their passes perfectly and were able to see the gaps to pass the ball through, which was very impressive,” Cunningham said.

The Scots connected their kicks past their defenders and ran their plays like clockwork — it was clear that their bond helped them continue to dominate the game in the second half with a 6-0 lead. If the girls in blue weren’t on the field, they were cheering from the sidelines after every play.

“We have the chemistry in our passes and runs on the field and we also have great team spirit and support from the bench,” Kanaya said. 

The energy wasn’t just seen on the field, but the team’s coach, John Wilkinson, appreciates the energy too.

“They have a lot of fun together, which is fun for the coaches too,” Wilkinson said.

In addition to discussing Carlmont’s success, Wilkinson voiced there is room for improvement.

“We need to work on our corner-kick play that we spent 45 minutes on yesterday, but we did what we were supposed to do against a team like that,” Wilkinson said. 

As the season continues, learn more about their upcoming games on Carlmont’s athletics website.


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