Girls soccer stays undefeated


Meghan McGowan

Senior Joey Lujan receives the ball during a play on Tuesdays game. This game was senior night for the pumas and ended with a 6-0 win.

On Tuesday, girls soccer hosted Mountain View for the pumas’ senior night game. The pumas finished the night with a 6-0 win, adding onto their undefeated season. Last night, the team traveled to Liberty for a non-section game. The pumas won 4-2, making them 10-0 for the whole season so far, with only two more games to go.

Last Friday, the girls traveled to Hamilton for their last league game. After being down 1-2 at halftime, the pumas came back to beat the huskies 4-2. 

“Instead of freaking out or thinking we lost, we just looked at each other and we knew what we had to do to win the game,” says senior and team captain Jazmyn Brass.

The Hamilton game was the last league game the pumas had as the rest of their season is non-section, meaning the teams they play are in a different division and region. This win left them 4-0 in the 6A premier region. Since they went undefeated throughout all the region games, they ended as 1st in the region for the third year in a row. 

“This season has been super unpredictable but we have become closer as a team because of it,” says senior Mikella Reed.

As the season comes to an end, the drive of the team has not died down. This year’s team has 12 seniors, most of who have been on varsity since freshman or sophomore years. This being said, a lot of the girls knew what the team needed to work on that they struggled with in previous years.

“Our defense is really strong so we have really been focusing on building through midfield to our strikers and it’s shown to have been really successful,” Brass says. 

Throughout this whole season, the pumas have proved time and time again just how good they are. They have wins against teams that ended 15-1, 7-0, 6-0 and have scored 56 goals this whole season whilst only having seven scored against them. 

“The girls have adopted a ‘we’ instead of ‘me’ mentality,” says head coach John Roberts, “I honestly do not believe that there has been a closer team than this one.”

Despite all the setbacks and uncertainties the team has faced this year, they have continued to push through it all. With just three games left and uncertainty regarding playoffs, the girls are enjoying every minute of play time they get, and, clearly, their efforts have not gone to waste.