Boys and Girls Soccer Advance to Winter Soccer State Championship Tournament

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Alyssa Esquivel

After going on the road and shutting out Kofa Kings by a final score of 1-0, the Hamilton Boys Soccer Varsity Team then traveled to rival Chandler High School where they were able to get a 3-1 victory against the Wolves. Sophomore midfielders, Luke Schaefer and Gilberto Ortega, both lead the team with one goal on the night. Unfortunately, the boys suffered their third loss of the season as they were defeated by the Brophy Broncos by a final score of 2-1. Although Christopher Esparza (12) was disappointed by the overall performance of the team, he believes that this loss “won’t affect the boys heading into the playoffs.” 

The Hamilton Girls Soccer Varsity Team finished out the regular season on a high note as they broke their three-game losing streak and defeated the Kofa Kings by a final score of 4-0. The Huskies played well on defense as a senior goalkeeper, Asia Hart, who had five saves on the night for Hamilton. The team was able to extend their winning streak the following week with a 4-1 victory against rival Chandler High School. Senior defender and player of the game, Paisley Teele, came up big for Hamilton as she led the team with three goals and was credited with the game-winning score. Jacob Gonzales (12) was impressed by the performance of Teele as it “paid off tremendously for the team.” The girls then traveled to Xavier Prep for the last game of the regular season where they shut out the Gators by a final score of 1-0. With less than two minutes remaining in double overtime, Teele put the team on her back once again as she scored the game-winning goal for Hamilton. Chris Esparaza (12) was “thrilled to see the girls add another win to their record” and hopes that the team can “continue to build that same type of momentum for the playoffs.” 

Both the Boys and Girls Soccer Varsity Team will look to get ready for their first playoff matchup which will be determined this Friday, February 14th, at 10:30 am! #GoHuskies