Staff Writer | Lindsay Harnish
The Livermore High girl’s Varsity soccer has been dominating the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) for the past 2 years. In 2016, the Lady Cowboys made it to semi-finals of NCS, but they lost during penalty kicks after tying 0-0. This year they are expected to go all the way to NCS Championships again and are currently ranked 9th in California and 22nd in the country.
Girl’s Varsity this year has an overall record of 12-1-2 and 6-1-1 for league. If they win or tie all their games, they have a chance to beat their 2016 overall record of 14-6-4 and 7-3-4. Three-year Varsity player Jennifer Kovisto (grade 11) on their record so far said, “I think it’s incredible. I truly believe we are one of the most dominant teams in the Bay Area. We work hard and we have passion when we play and it shows when we win games. We have so many great players and great skills. I think in NCS this year we could go just as far as we did last year.”
When asked about what a privilege it was to be on the team, Alyssa Silva (grade 11)said, “I’m really enjoying being on this team. There are such great people and amazing talent. I was nervous at first, but I fit in right away. Chad Harper makes practices so enjoyable. I have learned a lot from him in such a short period of time and I am looking forward for NCS coming up, which I feel like we will dominate like we have been doing in EBAL.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Lady Cowboys played away against Dougherty Valley High School. Last year against them the Lady Cowboys had a tough time beating them, but this year the Cowboys dominated most the game, and won 2-1, letting only one goal in. It was a tough game, but LHS once again got the win. “Dougherty is always a tough team for us to beat. I don’t know why, but they just are. We pulled off a win and I’m incredibly proud of my team. We showed great skill throughout the game and we stayed composed which led to us winning,” said Kamryn Farro (grade 10), the only sophomore this year to make Varsity.
On Thursday, Jan. 26th, Livermore High played against Amador High School away from home. Livermore had a great start and kept it throughout the first half. At halftime the score was 1-0. In the second half, the Lady Cowboys shut down Amador completely. By the end of the game the Lady Cowboys dominated Amador and won 3-0. This win makes their record 12-1-2 and 6-1-1.
Header Image Credit: Livermore High Women’s Soccer