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Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event

Kate Leafstrand (9) controls  the ball as a Pinewood player chases after her. The varsity girls won 5-0 against Pinewood.

by Nina Gee, Illustrator

January 26, 2019

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams hosted the Kicks Against Cancer event yesterday evening, raising money for Camp Okizu by selling food, t-shirts, and raffle tickets on the sidelines throughout the games. The junior varsity boys played first, losing their game against Menlo 0-4.  Then, the varsity...

Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

Aria Wong (10) and a Castilleja player fight for possession of the ball. The girls next play against Pinewood on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at home.

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

January 23, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team overpowered the Castilleja Gators 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon on Davis Field. 40 minutes of play marked by both teams playing a strong brand of defense left the score tied at 0 - 0 entering halftime. Coming out of halftime, with 36 minutes to left to play, Megha Salvi (9) scored the...

Girls varsity soccer faces narrow loss against Crystal Springs Uplands

Emma Boyce (10) tussles for the ball against an opposing Crystal player. The girls lost 0-1 at home on Tuesday.

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Organizations and Co-Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team faced a narrow 0-1 loss against Crystal Springs at home on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 4-4-3 and their league record to 2-1-1. Due to strong defense by both teams in the first half, neither team was able to gain a lead, with halftime beginning at a dea...

Varsity girls soccer locks down Eastside

Megha Salvi (9) weaves through two Eastside players. The girls' next home game will be against Notre Dame on Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 10, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team won 3-0 against Eastside College Prep today, bringing their league record to 2-0 and their overall record to 4-3-2. Freshman Megha Salvi scored two out of the Eagle's three goals while sophomore Emma Boyce scored one. "I thought the girls played a pretty close to flawless...

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

Kalyn Su (9) attempts to steal the ball away from an opposing player in a game against the Kings Academy Knights. The soccer team plays on Dec. 6 against Wilcox High at 4 p.m.

by Kushal Shah and Saloni Shah

December 8, 2018

The fall season of sports ended and was marked by historic results for both girls volleyball and girls golf. Girls golf won the WBAL championship by an unprecedented 44 strokes and was just the seventh team in Harker history to qualify for NorCals, the last time being 12 years ago in 2006. Sophomo...

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Ishaan Mantripragada (9) dribbles the ball downfield as a St. Francis player chases after him. The Eagles lost the game 4-2.

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

Aria Wong (10) kicks the ball. The Eagles controlled the game, winning 5-0.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

Varsity girls soccer, playing at home, blew out the Independence High 76ers 5-0 to mark their first victory of the season on Nov. 29. This was their second game of the season, after a 1-1 deadlock against the King's Academy Knights on Nov. 27. The team plays against the San Mateo High Bearcats on Tuesday,...

Varsity girls soccer plays Castilleja in Kicks Against Cancer game

Defensive back Aria Wong (9) tracks the ball, defending the goal. Both boys and girls soccer teams wore special shirts for the occasion with their names and numbers on the backs and “Kicks Against Cancer” on the fronts.

by Zach Hoffman, Reporter

January 22, 2018

Girls varsity soccer lost 0-2 during their annual Kicks Against Cancer game against Castilleja High School on Friday, Jan. 21. Despite some injuries, the girls managed to hold number two seed Castilleja to a goal in the first and second halves. “A lot of us were really focussed on the game...

Girls soccer beats Notre Dame San Jose 2-1

Rithi Jayam (11) tries to steal the ball from her opponent. The varsity girls team won against Notre Dame San Jose High School 2-1 on Wednesday.

by Heidi Zhang, Videographer

January 18, 2018

The varsity girls soccer team won against Notre Dame San Jose High School Regents last Wednesday with a final score of 2-1. This win improves their league record to 4-0. The first half concluded with no goals scored by either team. The second half began with a strong start, with Julia Amick (11)...

Varsity girls soccer wins 3-0 against Eastside College Preparatory

Cameron Zell (11) looks to steal the ball from an Eastside College Preparatory defender. The girls won 3-0, marking their first game and win of the season.

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

January 2, 2018

The varsity girls soccer team won their home game 3-0 against Eastside College Preparatory today. Harker scored the first goal of the match early in the first half. Though both teams made multiple attempts at the net throughout the rest of the period, neither the Eagles nor the Panthers succeeded ...

Soccer players sign letters of intent

Seniors Kailee Gifford, Lyndsey Mitchell, Joelle Anderson all sign to their respective colleges to play soccer during National Signing Day. Kailee will attend UC Berkeley, Lyndsey will play at Nebraska Wesleyan, and Joelle at Pepperdine University.

by Anjay Saklecha and Alex Wang

February 27, 2017

Seniors Kailee Gifford, Joelle Anderson and Lyndsey Mitchell each signed official contracts to play for college soccer programs Feb 1. Kailee signed to University of California Berkeley and will play for the Bears this fall. “I fell in love with [soccer] 14 years ago, and not once have I regretted ...

Girls soccer winter sports update

Junior Stephanie Scaglia prepares to throw the ball in during the team's match.

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017

The varsity girls soccer team’s overall record is 10-3-1, with a league record of 7-2. With a winning streak in the beginning, the Eagles are looking for a chance to place into CCS starting Feb. 21. Until then, the girls still have a few home games during President’s week break including their seni...

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