Girls soccer loses to Los Gatos


Aayan Saw, Photo Editor

The Mountain View girls soccer team lost their first non-league match 4-2 against Los Gatos on Tuesday. 

For the first 20 minutes of the first half, both teams passed the ball around a lot, trying to advance into the opposite third of the field. The Spartans had many shots on goal to start out the match, but Los Gatos blocked all of them. 

After a missed shot by Mountain View, Los Gatos advanced downfield and scored a goal with 18 minutes remaining in the first half. Before the half ended, Los Gatos had scored two more goals and the Spartans were down 3-0. 

“Because it’s the first game of the season, we need to work on our communication and get on the same page,” Coach Jeff Panos said. 

In the majority of the second half, there was no scoring between the two teams. Both teams had shots on goal but goalkeepers and defenders made plays to stop any scores. With five minutes remaining, sophomore Laila Edris scored the first goal for the Spartans, bringing the score to 3-1. Less than a minute later, Los Gatos scored a  goal and Edris followed with another goal for the Spartans. 

“We had some good offensive momentum and I thought we maintained possession for most of the game, which is a plus,” Panos said. 

When asked about objectives for the rest of the season, Panos stated that Mountain View has ambitions to stay among the best. 

“This is a high level program,” Panos said. “We’re defending CCS champs, so we have goals to be at the top of the league to be in the playoff picture.”