The Cate girls varsity soccer team traveled down the road yesterday afternoon for a league match against our neighbors from Carpinteria High School. The burned-out hills provided the backdrop to the field and a stark reminder of the experiences our two schools have shared this winter. Both teams are playing a compressed season schedule as a result of the fire and this was the third game this week for all players. Even with the fatigue and the heat, the game was intense and physical at times. After 80 minutes of regulation and 10 minutes of overtime, the two sides had to settle for a 0-0 tie. “Our girls played with composure and heart all game, and though we wished we could have converted on some of the scoring opportunities, we are proud of the game they played,” said Cate Head Coach Lisa Holmes.
In a scoreless ti, most of the credit goes to the defense. Taylor Kane ’21 earned the shutout in goal and Julia Farner ’18, Emily Burns ’18, Koko Wing ’19 and Kate Tunnell ’19 made up an outstanding back field. We had our chances on the goal, but the Carpinteria keeper is a very solid player and was in the right place just when we were hoping she wouldn’t be. “The game ended a three-game road trip that offered many learning opportunities and bus time for team bonding and singing. We’re relieved to be home for our next four games,” Holmes added.
The Rams are in action on Monday, January 29, Tuesday, January 30, and Thursday, February 1 on the friendly Mesa turf. “We will be looking to cement our place at the top of the Frontier League standings with these next four games,” Holmes said.
The Rams currently sit at 3-1-3 record keeps us in third place with matches against the two teams ahead of them, Nordhoff and Thacher, on Tuesday and Thursday.