The Christopher High girls varsity soccer team turned a 0-0
halftime score into a 3-0 victory over Monterey Bay League opponent
Monte Vista Christian on a rainy Tuesday in Gilroy.
With pieces beginning to fall in place, head coach Janae Pimentel is now able to better prove to her team that practice, plus a little bit of winning, will go a long way.
The Christopher High girls varsity soccer team turned a 0-0 halftime score into a 3-0 victory over Monterey Bay League opponent Monte Vista Christian on a rainy Tuesday in Gilroy.
“The girls have been working so much better together,” Pimentel said following the team’s initial league win of the season. “I don’t think they know yet how much potential they have. Hopefully, this win will give them confidence.”
The return of freshman goalie, Lauren Ginn, who had missed all but the first game and last Tuesday’s loss to Seaside, along with finding their identity on offense, propelled the Cougars (2-4 overall, 1-1 MBL) to Tuesday’s triumph. Not to mention defensive effort a season in the making.
“We are finally overcoming our scoring challenges,” Pimentel said. “We had been having a little bit of trouble on defense, but have been working on it in practice. It’s been about getting our formations down. The girls are talking a lot more on the field.”
A pair of goals from freshman Cailin McCarry and another from freshman Anita Lopez blew open the once close game.
McCarry leads the team with five goals on the season. Lopez’s goal was her second on the year.