Girls’ Soccer Team Kicks Down Opponents

On Feb. 28, the LQHS girls’ varsity soccer team had their final match against Ventura High losing 3-1. During the first half of the game, Ventura High led with a score of 2-0. However, at the start of the second half, LQHS’ Marcy Gallo ‘18, a.k.a. “The Rooster,” made a goal for her team. “We started to feel like we were back in the game,” said Jackie Calderon ‘20. At the end of the match, the Lady Blackhawks didn’t walk away with a win; however, it marked the farthest the team has ever advanced in the CIF tournament.

At the quarterfinal of the CIF tournament, on Feb. 23, the girls’ soccer team played against Great Oaks High. The girls didn’t arrive until a few moments before the game and could not warm up, but that didn’t keep them from snagging a 2-0 win. Kayla Toth ‘19 slide tackled an opposing player making her way to the goalie box, saving the team from being scored on. The team’s starting goalie, Nicole Mayler ‘18, made Blackhawk history by achieving the most shutouts ever recorded.

On the team’s second CIF match on Feb. 20, they played against California High and won 2-1.

Feb. 15 marked the girls’ first CIF soccer game. Their tournament debut went well, according to team member Bella Fakehany ‘20, “It was probably one of our best games working together as a team.” The LQ Lady Blackhawks walked away from this game with a 2-0 lead.