Photos by Stephanie Kim
Girls’ varsity soccer demolished the Marshall Eagles in a shutout 5-0 game at home, improving its record to 2-4-1 and bringing an end to their preseason. The team featured many of the newer and younger players to start and continue play throughout the game and showed its great depth by pulling out a strong win.
The Tigers began the game controlling most of the possessions in the entire first half, preventing the Eagles from firing off any real shots of their own. Freshman forward Uma Hornish scored the lone two goals of the half, dominating the offensive end of the field. This brought the score to 2-0 in favor of the Tigers by the end of the first half.
South Pasadena began the second half with a sizable lead and capitalized on each of Marshall’s mistakes on both ends of the field. Hornish scored for a third time in the initial minutes of the half, giving Hornish her first hat trick of the season. The Tigers continued to control the ball on both ends, when a long cross from the left side of the field entered the goalkeeper’s box and freshman forward Elizabeth Bock placed the ball in the back of the net, scoring in her debut varsity game. Nearing the end of the half, sophomore forward Emily Dunn scored off of a rebound, shooting the ball just over and out of the reach of the Marshall goalkeeper to put in the Tigers’ final goal. The team was missing its starting goalkeeper sophomore Sophie Reynolds, due to a concussion that occurred earlier in the season, but substitute freshman goalkeeper Noemi Howland stepped up to the challenge, preventing any goals from Marshall. Though Howland provided a solid performance, Reynolds has since been cleared to play and is likely to return to the field next week.
The team hopes to continue its momentum in the next game against the San Marino Titans in its first league game on Wednesday, January 13 at home.