The Giants started out strong in their game Monday. The first goal was scored by junior Lauren Foehr with an assist by sophomore Hannah Halford. The girls kept the score 1-0 going into halftime.
With seconds left on the clock, Foehr scored Redwood's second goal as the buzzer rang. This brought the score to 2-2, forcing the game into overtime and giving the team one chance for victory.
Tied after five penalty kicks, MC made its sixth goal, while Foehr missed hers. However, the season is not yet over for the girls, as they are continuing to train for NCS.
Girls' varsity soccer falls short in first MCAL game
Anyone on our team can make a penalty kick, but it is all in your head. [Missing the kick] is really frustrating because maybe if you had waited one more moment or approached the kick in a different way, you might have made it… It is such a natural thing to just pass [the ball] into the goal but you just make it so much more complicated in your head.
We were more motivated this game after already having lost to MC because we realized that we needed to have a more aggressive mindset and work better together as a team.
We put forth 100% effort but I guess soccer is kinda unlucky like that some time because if you make the shots a little too wide, or the last game isn’t perfect, it can be the difference between winning and losing.
[This first] MCAL game was definitely our most intense game of the season and it was a big battle. It was really competitive but also really fun because we were competing for something that we all really wanted.