The girls varsity soccer senior night game against Bishop O’Dowd took place on Feb. 10 with the Trojans losing, 2-0. The match was exciting and well-fought, but unfortunately CVHS fell short.
The game was an emotional one for the girls and their head coach Lauren Nadler, who commented after the game, “They’re a hardworking group. It was good to see them battle together and to play for their seniors tonight.”
The soon-departing seniors were all announced one by one, with a brief description about their soccer lives and future goals. They were each given a bouquet of flowers, and took pictures with their families.
After an exciting first half with Castro Valley down with a score of 2-0, a halftime miscommunication with the CVHS Dance Squad led to a change in the entertainment plan. The Castro Valley Soccer Club little kids of U-8 and U-9 boys and girls congregated at the field and had a mini-penalty shootout instead.
Later, emotions were running high when the final whistle blew. The Trojans, filled with emotion and sportsmanship, congratulated the Dragons. Players hugged their teammates, and for 30 minutes after the game, stayed and chatted amongst themselves, their parents, and their friends.
“I think I’m going to miss the team because we are just one big happy family,” said senior Claire Wong.
“I’m going to miss all the people I’ve grown up playing with. They’ve all taught me so much,” said senior Molly Pryde.
“I think I’m going to miss the girls and the program because it has allowed me to push myself and find new things I can do,” senior Esmeralda Alvarado.
Overall, the girls went 7-8-5 through the season and during league earned a 4-4-3 record. This team qualified for NCS and played Monte Vista High School on Feb. 15.