Girls’ soccer loses at home


Natalie Barnouw ’20 receives a pass in the middle of the field. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Asa Saperstein

The girls’ soccer team was defeated 2-1 at home Friday night by Flintridge Sacred Heart.

On an early goal by Kat Hollis ’19, the Wolverines got out to a quick lead before Sacred Heart scored two straight goals.

The team had a few chances to put in a second goal at the end of the game, but they were not able to get off any accurate shots on goal. In the final moment of the game, a no-call on a potential penalty kick opportunity sealed the deal for Sacred Heart. An opponent defender used her arm to control the ball in the box, but the referee did not call the penalty.

Defender Flynn Klace ’19 said she thinks the team can still take first place in league. Had they won the game, the Wolverines would be sitting in first place in the Mission League.

“We played really well, and everyone did their best,” Klace said. “We just couldn’t put it away. We’ve been practicing really hard this week, and even though we’ve had a rough few games, we are looking to finish the season strong and hopefully snag first place.”

The group now has three straight home games to close out the season. They will face off against Marlborough Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.