Since then, the team has hit a couple of bumps through the course of the season, particularly concerning its biggest rival, Los Gatos High School. Though the team fought valiantly, they lost 6-7 to Los Gatos in two consecutive matches, the last game going into overtime.
“Los Gatos is definitely one of the tougher teams in our league,” junior and defensive player Michaela Fogarty. “Although it was unfortunate that we lost in overtime in our last game, I think we played well and will only become more motivated from that.”
The team has managed to maintain a relatively successful season despite the loss of a key player: senior and goalkeeper Matilda Kenrick. Kenrick is unable to play this season due to Central Coast Sectional (CCS) requirements, but her position has been filled by junior Mattie Orloff. Although the team has suffered from some setbacks, they have become more confident in their abilities.
“I think our performance so far in the season has been great,” Fogarty said. “We’ve learned how to work as a team and motivate ourselves and each other.”
Throughout the season, the Vikings have remained committed to improving their technique and team cohesion
“We have been practicing new strategies for defense which we used against Los Gatos,” Fogarty said. “They were super effective and I think we will continue to use them throughout the season.”
Their next game is on April 27 against Gunn High School.