First win on home turf

Girls’ soccer beats Mater Dei 2-0.

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Yealin Lee

Middle forward and junior Luna Beaulieu (10) and forward and junior Jenica Stell (12) try to defend the ball from Mater Dei player. Beaulieu would run and kick the ball before the Mater Dei player.

Gabriella Bomjardim, Photographer

On a chilly January evening, the players of the Bonita Vista High (BVH) Girls’ soccer were on the field warming up for their game. Spectators find the perfect spots on the side of the field to view the game. 

On January 14th, on the BVH’s own soccer field, the BVH Girls’ soccer team played against Mater Dei. This is the team’s first home and league game, where they won with a final score of 2-0. 

“It took everybody stepping in. A lot of girls had to play different roles today and it’s just been tough because we haven’t had a chance to really work on it [playing]. [We had] a few positive cases [of COVID-19] sitting out and missing practice sessions, so just the fact that they rallied and found a way, was very encouraging,” head coach of  BVH Girls’ soccer Kiko Medina said.  

With the assistance of forward and senior Vanessa Ramirez (22), forward and junior Jenica Stell (12) makes the teams first goal with a foul shot in the first quarterleaving BVH in the lead with a score of 1-0. 

“It was a good shot, the keeper didn’t really move. She kind of stood still there, so [I’m] glad it just went in the bottom corner,” Stell said. “I am most proud of Vanessa because she’s been getting a lot better and she threw the ball to me in order to get the goal.” 

I think that was a big hurdle for us today, it’s gonna take some adapting. So when we play at home it’s gonna be difficult for us to play our style and when we play away on a turf field with space I think we really cater to the strengths of the players.”

— head coach of BVH girls’ soccer Kiko Medina said.

Ramirez makes a goal in the third quarter with the assistance of middle forward and junior Luna Beaulieu (10) passing it to herleaving BVH in the lead with a score of 2-0. The ending score was 2-0, resulting in a win for BVH. 

“It was actually really funny, and I knew I was gonna chip the goalie so when I was up taking the shot I was like, ‘okay I scored,’” Ramirez said.

 Since BVH does not have a turf field, it was harder for the girls to play the way they wanted to. They still managed to get the win even with the playing field’s conditions. 

“I think that was a big hurdle for us today, it’s gonna take some adapting. So when we play at home it’s gonna be difficult for us to play our style and when we play away on a turf field with space I think we really cater to the strengths of the players,” Medina said.

There are some things the team will work on to get ready for their next game.

“We are missing some players in the middle and that kind of messed with us today. I feel like we should get better with having anyone in the middle and not relying on certain players,” Stell said. 

Their next game will see the team go up against San Ysidro High, on January 19th, 2021 at San Ysidro High School. 

“We were missing some key players and key positions so I think it took a lot of the girls to find ways to get it done and for many of them a lot of different positions. It definitely was not one of our better games but I’m proud that we found a way,” Medina said.