Lindsay Harnish | Staff Writer
Livermore High School soccer has had a great season so far. LHS Junior Varsity has tough competition in their last two games against Monte Vista and Granada. With only two games left, Varsity is hoping to add two wins to the record.
JV played against the physical Monte Vista High School on Feb. 7th at Livermore. LHS battled in the first half, but unfortunately, Monte Vista snuck a goal in. At halftime the game was 0-1. When second half started, JV came out strong, pressing the Monte Vista defense. In the last 15 minutes of the game they started to get tired. Monte Vista saw this and took advantage by scoring a goal, making the game 0-2. LHS Junior Varsity battled hard but unfortunately at the end of the game couldn’t come off with a win.
Varsity had a tough Tuesday game against Monte Vista. Trying to hold to their perfect record, they went in confident and ready to play against the incredibly physical Monte Vista. In the first half, the Lady Cowboys dominated by getting some shots on goal. At halftime it was 0-0. The second half was a battle: Lady Cowboys got the first goal in, making the game 1-0. The second half was extremely physical. Monte Vista bashed down on LHS, and got three yellow cards in one half. The Lady Cowboys held their own. In the last four minutes of the game, LHS gave up a free kick. The perfectly placed free kick bounced around inside the 18-yard box where it was tipped just over LHS goalkeeper’s head. At the end of the game the score was 1-1.
Thursday Feb. 9th was Livermore’s last home game and senior night. Livermore’s Varsity has 12 seniors this year. The graduating seniors are Samantha Dukes, Kylie Martinez, Taylor Peterson, Morgan Hall, Marley Walke, Ashley Morton, Sydney Duncan, Madison Gannon, Devyn Montesinos, Amanda Silveira, Makenzie Farro, and Megan Giammona. Four seniors signed to a college for soccer. Walke signed to University of San Diego. Martinez and Farro signed with Chico State. Goalkeeper, Morton, signed with Sonoma State.
That same day, Livermore faced off against town rival Granada High School. Junior Varsity lost 0-3 for the last game against Granada. In the first half, the ball went back and forth but Livermore held its own and shut down Granada with no shots on goal. At halftime the score was 0-0. In the second half, LHS completely dominated Granada, and had multiple shots on goal. Unfortunately, Livermore could not get a shot that would go in. “I felt great after the game. I think we did so much better than last game. We walked in determined and it showed. We outplayed them the whole game and in my opinion we should’ve won, but we came out with a tie which is better than a loss.” said Kennedy Griffith (grade 10). At the end of the game the score was 0-0. LHS Junior Varsity was disappointed they couldn’t come out with a well deserved win, but they’re proud that they held their own and redeemed themselves.
Header Image Credit: Bob Bronzan