Friday’s game was played under sunny skies on our home field. We faced an opponent that brought a full team with plenty of subs. While the lady chieftains fielded 11 players and no subs…
Suiting up for CHS: Marybel Arellano, Meghan Fennessy, Kayla Hall, Annabella Hartman, Karla Hernandez, Mary Mullen, Erin Murphy, Gabi Rine, Vanessa Santos, Ayden Sullivan and Jasmine Tran. All these women showed a lot of determination, playing the entire 80 minute game.
The game started off with a flurry of offense from High Tech High as they had the majority of possession but our defensive line turned each attack back. After 10 minutes of play, CHS started to control the ball and the game creating several dangerous scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, we were unable to finish any of these chances and the half ended 0-0.
After a much needed break, the second half started the way the first half ended with CHS controlling much of the possession and taking several good shots, but still with no results. At this point the game started to get a little chippy and several yellow cards were issued.
Finally in the 29th minute, Clairemont earned a corner kick. Erin Murphy sent a well struck ball that found its way through the entire High Tech defense and ended up at the back post where Annabella Hartman tapped it in for her first goal of the season. This would turn out to be the only goal needed to secure the win. But the Chieftains were not satisfied with rest on a 1-0 lead. So they continued to press forward and a few minutes later, in the 32nd minute, CHS earned another corner kick. Once again, Erin Murphy sent a laser into the box that struck a High Tech player on the near post, ricochetting into the back of the net for an own goal. The final score was 2-0.
Next Up: CHS goes on the road for an away game against San Ysidro High on Friday, December 7.