By Marion Wood
The girls’ soccer team lost 1-0 to Temple City High School this Wednesday, bringing their league record to 1-2. The Tigers were missing a large group of important players, including seniors Emmy Keenan, Alyssa Carlos, and Julia Primuth and sophomore Megan Wong.
SPHS controlled the ball for the majority of the game, but was unable to complete their goal opportunities. The offense had difficulty shooting, perhaps as a result of the unfamiliar and uneven Temple City grass field.
“The team just had some troubles with ball control, and couldn’t put any of the shots away,” Wong said.
At the end of the first half, Temple City took advantage of a corner kick opportunity. A forward scored the first and only goal with a straight shot to the back of the net.
The Tigers rallied to turn the score around in the second half. Freshman Emily Dunn had two viable shots on goal, but the Temple City goalkeeper made several excellent saves, shutting out South Pasadena 1-0.
“We did our best, but still have areas in which we need improvement, including communicating and connecting passes,” sophomore Amelia DeYoung said. “We’ve acknowledged those areas, though, and are working to improve.”
The team hopes to improve for their next home game on Friday, January 23, against Monrovia High School at 3:30 p.m.