(Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for girls’ soccer features). For a simple overview of scores and upcoming games, check the Winter sport box scores, 2014-15, for dates, opponents and times for all Eagle sports.
Be sure to visit the 2014-15 girls’ soccer schedule, home page, or check out Maxpreps.com. FC is currently 4-5 in the West Sequoia League and 11-9 overall as of Feb. 24.
Frazier Mountain defeats Eagles in Valley Championship game
The Frazier Mountain Falcons traveled to the FC field to play in the first Valley Championship game since 2004 and the first ever championship hosted at home for the Eagles. However, the home team could not contain the visitors and lost, 2-0, in the Valley Championship, Feb. 24.
Anticipation for the game had been building up all day at school and rolled over into the warm ups. The Eagles watched as the stands quickly filled up with familiar faces. The girls rallied together to pump each other up and remind one another to give their all as this would be their last game of the season, and some of their career.
After all the pre-game festivities the game finally began. The Eagles were the first to make an advance on the Falcon defense but were quickly reciprocated and pressured the Eagle defense. About halfway through the first half, the FC goalkeeper slid outside the box in order to block a goal resulting in a penalty kick. The kick went in allowing the Falcons a 1-0 lead which quickly turned into 2-0 when a forward broke through the Eagle defense and barely scored yet another goal.
As halftime came around the Eagles communicated with each other to improve the quality of the game and encourage the team to fight back. The defense did not allow the Falcons to score again, however the offense simply could not string any passes together to get past the defensive line and the final score remained 2-0.
I was so excited, I couldn’t even sleep the night before the game. Im just so dissapointed that we didn’t play to our potential and show the crowd that came to support us what we’re really about. As a team I think we just came in too confident and couln’t make any magic happen. — Senior Mikayla Miller
Freshmen Olivia Messer, one of the top scorers on the team is dissapointed in the way the team played and is under pressure to do well next year.
“Going to valleys my freshmen year was both exciting and nerve racking. I feel like now that the seniors are leaving we all need to step up our game and try to get there again,” Messer said. “I’m dissapointed in the way we played, we werent pumped up and we couldn’t seem to wok together.”
Senior Mikayla Miller, feels proud of the team for making it so far and is happy with her last season despite the tough loss.
“I was so excited, I couldn’t even sleep the night before the game. Im just so dissapointed that we didn’t play to our potential and show the crowd that came to support us what we’re really about,” Miller said. “As a team I think we just came in too confident and couldn’t make any magic happen.”
The game was recorded by the CIF Central Section Network.
This writer can be reached via Twitter: @gaby_siqueiros.
For more sports, read the Feb 25 article, World of Sports: NBA vs NCAA.