Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

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Isha Moorjani

The varsity girls soccer team huddles up before a game on Friday. “We're pretty close, and we can make fun of each other and not really get offended,” Divya Sivakumar (9), a player on the team, said, adding that she would not have met so many new people if it weren’t for the team.

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed

Varsity girls soccer defeated Mercy San Francisco 7-1 last Friday in a home game, continuing their undefeated season. The girls have had a busy week, and even though various players were unable to participate, they ended the week strong. 

“Today, our girls came out ready to play. It’s been a long week; this is our third game in five days,” varsity girls soccer assistant coach Alfred Edmonds said. “They came out, put a good effort in, put a few in the back net in the first half, and made the second half really easy for us.”

A few minutes into the first half, Emma Boyce (11) kicked the ball toward the goal, bouncing off Lexi Wong’s (9) back and into the net, scoring the first point for Harker. A player on the opposing team scored a goal a few minutes after, tying the game 1-1. 

Emma scored the second goal. Following that was another goal scored by Lexi with around 13 minutes left in the first half of the game, with girls heading into halftime up 3-1. 

Emma scored the fourth goal, Megha Salvi (10) scored the fifth, and Lexi scored the sixth, her second score of the game. The seventh and final goal was scored by Emma, with around 18 minutes left in the second half. 

“I think we come in with a positive attitude. No matter who we’re facing, [whether] they’re a strong or a weak team, we always go hard and we always try to play our own game,” Amrita Pasupathy (9), a player on the team, said. 

In addition to celebrating their win, they sang “Happy Birthday” for Lexi after the game, eating cake.

“We’re pretty close, and we can make fun of each other and not really get offended,” Divya Sivakumar (9), a player on the team, said, adding that she would not have met so many new people if it weren’t for the team.

The girls’ next home game is today against Pinewood at 3:30 p.m.