Girls soccer struggle to find footing
The Sierra Canyon girls soccer team is adjusting to the rugged Mission League but can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The Trailblazers are 1-6-1 during league play but still have three matches to right the ship for a possible playoff berth.
“It’s been a rough go,” Sierra Canyon coach Will Beard said. “However, we are competing hard and figuring some things out. Injuries have hurt us from the start of the year.”
Some bright spots for the Trailblazers are Olivia Theodortos and freshman Maya Charuvastra.
Theodoratos is the team’s leading goal scorer and Charuvastra has surprised at midfield.
“It’s been tough trying to replace 30 goals from last year and being in a very tough league for the first year,” Beard said.
Sierra Canyon owns a win against Flintridge-Sacred Heart and tied Marymount. The Trailblazers also won a tournament back in December up in Bakersfield (Garces Memorial HS).
There is still optimism late in the season because the final three matches come against Marymount, Notre Dame and FSHA. The Trailblazers now they can end the season on a high note with a few more victories.
“Like anything tough in life, we had to adjust to this new league with adversity,” Beard said. “The second half of league play has shown some improvement and we have a few more matches to keep that going.”