There's a new sport team at Oceana High School. For the first time in the high school's history, there is now a girls' soccer team thanks to P.E. teacher Lucy Corgas, who organized the team just this year.
“It will be a great experience for all of the girls, but it will be very hard for many of them because most of them have never played the sport,” said Corgas.
The girls soccer team will play with many teams in the district like Terra Nova, Westmoor and Jefferson. They will also play teams like Half Moon Bay. They are in the lowest division in the district, mainly because it’s the school’s first year having a soccer team and many of the girls are not ready yet.
On Thursday, Dec. 5, they had their first game against Mercy High School at Oceana. Mercy is a team that has a lot of experience with soccer. The final score was 3-0 and all of the goals were from Mercy and scored during the first half.
During the first half of the game it seemed that Oceana’s team was less aggressive and was scared to get the ball, but when the second half started it seemed that the girls had a change in personality. Once the second half started the girls started off by putting a lot more pressure on Mercy and attacking the forwards.
The defense was also really strong and the girls from Mercy had a hard time getting close to Oceana’s goalie.
Overall for the girls’ first time playing an actual soccer game, they did very well and have a very good chance of winning their upcoming games.
This article first appeared on The Weekly Fog, Oceana High School's online newspaper.