The Yosemite High boys soccer team opened North Sequoia League play at home Jan. 14, losing to Chowchilla 6-2
“Although the score may not reflect it, we actually played pretty well,” Coach Rick Lemberg said. “Chowchilla is usually one of the best in our league. In regular play our defense held them to two goals - They scored their other four goals r goals off set plays - two from corner kicks and two from direct kicks.”
We scored (Trevor Wood got our first goal on a corner kick from Paul Esposito; and Tyler McIntrye scored our second goal on a direct kick) two goals and a very good team.
Chowchilla also won the JV game.
The boys team hosts Liberty today (Thursday).
Girls open with 6-0 win
The Badger girls team opened league play with a 5-0 win over Chowchilla.
Three freshman led the way for the varsity with Peyton Garner scoring three goals, and Kara Eckstein, and Sarah Meeks scoring one each. The sixth Badger goal came from Chowchilla who accidentally scored on themselves.
“The girls worked the ball well around the field and exhausted Chowchilla,” said Coach Vanessa Jasper.
The JV team won 2-1.
On Jan. 16, the varsity team beat Kerman at home 5-0. It was the freshman again doing the scoring with Garner making three goals, and Eckstein two.
“Kerman fought hard but our girls dominated the field, made great passes, and controlled the ball,” Jasper said. “We executed and made some exciting goals. The team is really starting to mesh well and understand each other on the field. It’s important to have great skill out there but with out good communication. the team is worthless.”
The JV team beat Chowchilla 2-1.
This team hosts Liberty on Raupp Field Friday.
“Liberty is a team of speed and finesse,” Jasper said. “They will be tough to beat but I know we can do it.”
- Yosemite High correspondent