Girl’s Varsity Soccer Makes History

In lightning-delayed final, the Chargers fell 2-0 to Cibola High School

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  • Chargers line up for the National Anthem

  • Chargers in their huddle

  • Sophomore Krista Gorham,# 7 (left) and junior Alexis Lin, #9, (right)

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  • Senior Eliza Mariner, #18

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  • Senior Eliza Mariner, #18, chases a ball

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  • Chargers defending a corner kick

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  • Sophomore keeper Lorelei Logan, #1, dives for the ball

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  • Freshman Sara Morneau, #22

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  • Co-Captain Erin Pickett, #17

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  • Senior co-captain Erin Pickett,#17, challenges for a header

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Hannah Cheves, Sports Editor

The Academy Girls Varsity soccer team lost 2-0 to Cibola High School in the finals of the Metro Soccer Tournament on Friday, September 7. Cibola attackers Sydni Burrup and Sarah Torres, both juniors, scored in the 13th and 15th minutes of the match. Both goals were off of corner kicks.  Despite the loss, making it to the finals was a huge milestone for the Chargers. Not only did the game mark the first time the team has made it to a Metro final, but they also made tournament history as the first 4A girls team to advance to the finals. The students and parents who came out to support gave the girls a boost through a challenging game, and the tournament is a promising beginning for the team’s regular season.