Girls soccer wins first Mission League game against Bishop Alemany High School

Amelia Scharff

The girls soccer team beat Bishop Alemany High School 8-0 to continue its undefeated streak at Ted Slavin Field Monday. The team has gone 5-0 this season, and this match marked the team’s first win in Mission League play. 

The Wolverines dominated offensively the first half of the game by scoring seven goals. The squad was also successful on the defensive end as they prevented the Warriors from scoring the entire game.  

Forwards Alyssa Thompson ’23 and Gisele Thompson ’24 were the top scorers for the Wolverines with three and two goals, respectively. The rest of the team’s goals, however, can be attributed to senior players Natalie Barnouw ’21, Brooke Stanford ’21 and Ellie Barron ’21 who each scored one goal. 

Forward Sophia Haynes ’22 said she enjoyed her first game at home especially after the long break due to COVID-19. 

“Today was a really fun day and it was nice to finally have our first home game,” Haynes said. “I liked playing at home because it just felt like the most normal game so far. It is also really fun to just see everyone and feel the team spirit again.” 

Last season, the squad lost in the CIF-SS Division I quarter-final against Upland High School. Center back Jade Stanford ’22 said that she is excited for this season and hopes the team makes a deeper run in the playoffs. 

“I think I’m looking forward to seeing the team grow and hopefully going farther in CIF playoffs than last year,” Stanford said. “It’s also a huge bonus we didn’t lose any players last year because we had no seniors, so we are with essentially the same people and we can keep developing from where we left off.”

The Wolverines look to continue Mission League play at home against Chaminade College Preparatory High School in their next contest on April 7.