Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Islander Girls Varsity Soccer Shuts Out Mission Bay 2-0

On January 13, the Coronado Islanders girls varsity soccer team took on the Mission Bay Buccaneers, and just like two days before, they did not allow a single goal and won the game 2-0.

Final Score

As the girls started the first half they were extremely energized and had great team chemistry. The ball was moving around very well and their footwork was phenomenal. Taking shot after shot on goal, it was either a hair off or the Mission Bay goalie would block the kick. It was intense and you could feel the urge to score.

In the 19th minute, Katelyn McGrath would score the first goal of the night; breaking away from defenders and shooting a laser into the net. She mentioned after the game that once she made the goal, the team “calmed down and realized that if they make good passes that they’ll score.”

 

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The second and final goal of the game was scored in the 38th minute. Just before halftime, Sydney Dunn was able to sneak one by the goalie. She received a pass from Katelyn that would be perfect, and with one touch against the ball, sent it flying in the air and past the goalie, setting the score to 2-0. 

 

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Once the halftime break concluded there was a change in defense for the Buccaneers who put in a new goalie. This change seemed to matter because the Islanders were not able to score again for the rest of the game. But the Islander defense did not allow much to get past them either; and even if a ball did get by, Coronado goalie Olivia Schoettke would be there to scoop it up.

Constant switches from defense to offense from both teams kept the game competitive in the second half even with no scoring. Due to the performance in the first half by the Islander girls and the defensive stops in the second half, the score remained 2-0 as the final whistle blew.

The Islander girls soccer team is now 5-2-3 on the season and 2-0 in League.

Their next home game is scheduled to be on Wednesday, January 18 at 6pm. 



Graham Bower
Graham Bower
Graham Bower is a proud "Navy kid" and a student at CHS, class of 2024. He is a captain of the football team and plays multiple positions, including quarterback. Graham has always had a passion to create and share content, starting in the sixth grade making videos at the skatepark in Naples, Italy. From there, it kicked off and became a huge interest. After taking video production, digital media, and photography classes from 2018-2021, he finally got a professional camera in November of 2021.He started creating sports videos for the school and sharing them on Instagram. Since then, he has continued to create videos not only for many sports and activities, always being open to new ideas and opportunities to grow his experience. Graham plans to study film and photography and play football at college in Montana.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]
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