Girls’ soccer struggles for consistency

By Vaughn Huelsman

Staff Writer

The girls’ varsity soccer team fell to the Schurr High School Spartans in a 2-0 shutout on Tuesday, December 15. The Tigers maintained a strong defense for almost the entire game, but failed to make a mark on the scoreboard, bringing their record to 1-4-1 in the preseason. 

The teams were tied for most of the game, but South Pasadena conceded one goal near the end of the first half and another in the middle of the second. The offense struggled throughout the entire game, failing to move the ball fluidly between the midfield and the attacking end.

Throughout the preseason, the team has struggled to control the ball in the midfield and finish the execution of their offensive plays. The squad’s starting goalkeeper, sophomore Sophie Reynolds, who was the backbone of the defensive end both with her communication and important saves, sustained a concussion during the team’s game against Mayfield. The squad hopes for her swift return and plans to work on its players’ cohesion and individual skills for the upcoming league season.

“The preseason has been about locating our strengths and weaknesses,” junior forwardSara Jaime said. “Our last game wasn’t our best but we’ve been
showing improvement.”

The squad hopes to improve its record in the next and final preseason game against Mark Keppel High School at home on Tuesday, January 5.