The James Logan Girls Soccer team have gone pointless in their last four games, have only one winning streak on the entire year, had four‑game losing streaks twice and own a miserable 5‑13‑4 Overall record.
Yet, they have managed to keep their chins up. After all, they are tied for third place in the MVALs.
Despite showcasing a poor sense of play throughout the season, the James Logan Girls soccer team have been able to contend with tough competition when it came to League games. They have only lost three times in League action, posting a respectable 3‑3‑4 record. Also, one of their three wins have come off the MVAL division leader, Washington High, who would be undefeated at this moment if not for the Lady Colt’s valiant efforts for a 2‑0 shutout of the Huskies two weeks ago. Against League opposition, they have scored 18 goals and given up 15.
For the season The Colts have also produced some dominating wins with three of their victories being shutouts.
But if we were to dissect the failures of the team during the whole year, we would see that since December 13, the Colts have only won two games. With Thursday’s 0‑0 tie against Mission San Jose, the Girl’s Soccer team have been shutout ten times on the season. As a team, they only average 1.38 goals a game while allowing oppositions to score about three goals on average.
Their struggles seem to be more focused on their games on the road where they are 1‑8‑3. Excluding a lop‑sided win over winless Kennedy, Logan has scored 7 goals in 11 games on the road.
With all said and done, the James Logan Girls Soccer team are still proud of their efforts this season.
“We are having a much better season than we have had in previous years,” protested Logan net minder and senior Angelina Pascual.
Pascual was on a roll when she helped Logan to it’s first win streak of the year with dominating goaltending against Kennedy and Washington by allowing only one goal. Undefeated Newark Memorial snapped the winning streak at two games with a 3‑0 win over the Colts last week.
“Our loss against Newark hurt us, but, hopefully, we can beat them next time.”
Speaking of impressive players, Freshman Chrisalyn or “Chris” Garingan has been an astonishing addition to the 07‑08 Girls Soccer team.
“Chris has been a great asset to the team,” noted Coach Antonio Villasenor.
Garingan leads the league in goals scored.
The Lady Colts are currently tangled in a three‑way dog first for third place with Irvington and American who all own a 3‑3‑4 record. At this point of the season, the top two seeds of the division are unreachable as Newark Memorial are still undefeated at 6‑0‑4 and still only has one loss on the entire year and first place Washington have the most league wins with seven.
Logan have two more games remaining on their schedule when they host Kennedy on Tuesday and Newark Memorial opn Thursday to cap off the season.