Costa Mesa high school’s girl’s varsity soccer team has never, in the history of mesa, lost an alumni game; and that’s not about to change this year.
The game took place at 11:00am at Jim-Scott stadium this past Saturday. As the girls got there an hour before hand to warm up, many were throwing around words like “nervous” and became more and more intimidated each time a different mesa graduate walked through the gates of the stadium. This was mostly because a few of these girls played college soccer, and one even for LA’s Lingerie football league; otherwise the majority of the girls hadn’t played since high school and were a bit rusty.
Second half, the alumni kicked off. Pushing hard to each ball, they seemed determined to make a comeback. Doing much better than when in the first half, the alumni kept the ball on varsity’s side for much of the second half. Varsity’s defense stayed strong with sweeper Citlaly Gomez. Despite the improvement in the alumni’s game, they were still unable to score when the second half came to an end, resulting in the end score of 2-0 varsity’s lead.
After the game, senior Cindy Mejia said, “I think today’s game showed how much potential we have to grow as a team, we could change season around. It was a well fought game; we just needed to finish our shots.”