January 29, 2013 > Women's Soccer: Soccer team dedicates game to injured student
Women's Soccer: Soccer team dedicates game to injured student
By Kenny Jacoby
On Tuesday, January 22, the Mission San Jose Warriors Varsity Women's Soccer squad had the game of their season, as they ousted the Irvington Vikings in a 4-0 blowout at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
Both the Varsity and JV teams dedicated their games to fellow Mission San Jose Senior Cole Lewis, who was badly injured in a car accident earlier in the school year. All proceeds from admissions as well as donations collected in a jar at the ticket booth were donated to Cole and his family.
In the first half, Mission San Jose came out firing on all cylinders, with crisp passing, aggressive play, and hard shots on goal. Sophomore Melody Song put the Warriors on the board first with a well-placed volley past the diving goalkeeper that set the score at 1-0. Not long after, Senior Captain Kristin Moyer buried a shot into the left corner of the net to give Mission San Jose a two-goal lead.
The Warriors did not stop there, as Sophomore Sharan Singh delivered the coup de grace to the Vikings. Her two goals, highlighted by a beautifully placed bender from the edge of the penalty box into the top right corner of the net, gave Mission San Jose a more than comfortable 4-0 lead at halftime.
Cole Lewis came out to the game to support the Warriors and watch their tremendous victory. Senior Captain Kylie Moltzen and Sophomore Courtney Facha maintained the clean sheet for the Warriors in the second half to keep the shutout for Mission San Jose. After the win, the team greeted Cole with a "Get Well" poster signed by the players and many of Cole's high school classmates.
After the game, Moyer said, "In the end that game was really just for Cole. We were all motivated by his presence in the stands and we wanted to show how much we support and care for him by dedicating our game to the Lewis family and playing our hearts out. The score clearly reflected how excited we were for the cause and I think the fundraiser was a success."