January 16, 2018

Girls Soccer Defeats South Torrance 2-1

(Left) Junior Kayla Brunick dribbles through a defender. The Mira Costa girls soccer team defeated South Torrance, 2-1, at South Torrance High School.

Kareena Dhillon

Sports Writer

Mira Costa’s girls soccer team defeated South Torrance High School 2-1 at an away game at South Torrance this Wednesday. Important saves came from goalie sophomore Ashley Naylor.

Costa had a great first half against South and kept them scoreless, players were first to every ball. Two goals from freshman Sydney Saypack made the score 2-0. However in the second half, Costa did not come out as strong but they were able to keep the other team under pressure, said Naylor.

“In the first half we came out strong and got two goals making the game 2-0,” junior Jojo Hoffman. “Towards the end of the second half, we lost some of our momentum but kept working hard and ended with a win. We stayed positive and worked as a team.”

The Mustangs, now 4-0 overall, will go into the South Holiday Tournament this weekend starting Dec. 16 in Cantwell. They want to work hard and keep up their momentum to play four games in their upcoming tournament.

“We had a pretty strong first half, though the second half was a bit more chaotic,” junior Kayla Brunick said. “Overall we played very well. I think in the future we can improve our communication in the field and our mentality going into the second half.”

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