Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory


Michael Eng

Aria Wong (11), co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, holds her arm out in front of an Eastside player, attempting to block her from stealing the ball. The Eagles defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, their first league match of the season.

by Sally Zhu and Athreya Daniel

Varsity girls soccer defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, starting the regular season off with a win after an undefeated preseason record of 3-0-2. This is their first league game.

“We’re all pretty strong players. We have some great senior fire power this year… [Our goal is] to win league,” Lexi Wong (9), who scored two goals in the game, said. “Last year, we were pretty close and now that we have a bunch of good freshman, I think we can do it.”

The Eastside soccer team does not have a home field, so this game was played as an away game for Harker. Minutes after it started, Cassie May (9) scored a goal, quickly following this with another goal before the end of the first half.

“The team did a good job possessing the ball and passing to each other. They just took a lot of shots and had good ball control,” Teana Wong, a Harker parent who watched the game, said. 

The next three goals were all scored by sophomore Megha Salvi, earning her a hat trick, which is when a player scores three goals in one game. Following this were two goals by Lexi and one by Emma Boyce (11). 

“There were a bunch of great plays today. Megha took the ball from our own 45 and scored a goal all the way down the field. Lexi [scored] a nice goal from the left side of the field and put it top right side. A lot of our girls scored multiple goals and there were alot of great plays,” head coach Iman Siadat said.

All the soccer teams had games on Friday to support the “Kicks Against Cancer” campaign for Camp Okizu. Junior varsity boys soccer will play Pinewood at 3:30 p.m., girls soccer will play Notre Dame at 4:45 p.m. and varsity boys will play Woodside Priory at 6:30 p.m. Baked goods and other items will be sold at these games, and all funds will be sent to Camp Okizu. 

Their next game is next Tuesday, against Crystal Springs Uplands at 3:30 p.m.