Women’s Varsity Soccer Dominates Granada

Lindsay Harnish | Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Dec. 10th, the Lady Cowboys laced up their cleats getting ready to play in the pouring rain against town rival Granada High School. Everyone was anxious to get out on the field to show their talent.

Lexi Romero goes up for a header against Granada Varsity athlete (Credit: Bob Bronzan)

At 4:00 that day, Junior Varsity showed up getting ready to play. They were preparing themselves for the tough match to come in the pouring rain. Unfortunately, as they persevered in the rain and the aggressive Granada team,Granada scored two goals in the first half . The first goal was by Granada athlete, Kayla Lewis (Grade 9), and the second from Granada, Lexi Borgna (Grade 9). LHS Junior Varsity started to improve in the second half getting some but not many shots on goal. At the end of the game, Granada had scored one more goal by Borgna making the ending score 0-3. This is Livermore Junior Varsity’s first loss of their EBAL season. Kayla Jones (grade 10) said, “We did not play to the best of our ability. We did not practice much over the break and that probably had an effect on it. The whole game was unorganized and I think we were thrown off guard by Granada’s physicality but next time I have high hopes if we work hard and practice before the next Granada game.” The JV team was disappointed and upset about their loss, knowing that they could have played better than they did. They are once again anxious to play Granada again and bring all of their talent to that game.

Women’s Varsity had an exciting game on Tuesday, playing through rain and lightning. The incredibly talented team of athletes came prepared for anything. In the first half the Lady Cowboys brought their “A” game, scoring one goal by Kenzie Farro (Grade 12) making it 1-0 at halftime. In the second half LHS Varsity came out playing their best and dominating Granada by scoring two goals, one by Lexi Romero (Grade 11) and the third goal by Alyssa Silva (Grade 11), in the second half. “I think we did a very good job dealing with the elements we were given that night. We stayed composed and outplayed them throughout the whole game. We kept our intensity high and played smart. I am very proud of us,” said Jennifer Kovisto (Grade 11). At the end of the game LHS Varsity came out with a win, beating Granada 3-0.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11th, the women’s Freshman played their first rivalry game against Granada. All were incredibly excited to play that night. At the start of the game, it was very physical but the Freshman team dominated most of the first half getting more shots on goal than Granada. At halftime the score was 0-0 and the nerves started to settle in. In the second half Granada picked up their play, it was an evenly matched game until the last couple of minutes. The Freshman were exhausted and Granada in the last two minutes of the game shot a perfectly placed goal into the corner. At the end of the game the score was 0-1.

Header Image Credit: Bob Bronzan

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