Girls’ soccer defeats Homestead 8-0

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Girls’ soccer defeats Homestead 8-0

Paly's six seniors are honored in a ceremony following their 8-0 win over Homestead. Senior night marked the final home game of league play.

Paly's six seniors are honored in a ceremony following their 8-0 win over Homestead. Senior night marked the final home game of league play.

Paly's six seniors are honored in a ceremony following their 8-0 win over Homestead. Senior night marked the final home game of league play.

Paly's six seniors are honored in a ceremony following their 8-0 win over Homestead. Senior night marked the final home game of league play.

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The Paly girls’ soccer team trounced the Homestead Mustangs 8-0 at home Thursday on senior night. Players Priscilla Bell (‘15), Lena Chang (‘15), Katie Foug (‘15), Sarah Lim (‘15) Livi Musil (‘15) and Aoi Sugihara (‘15) were honored in a ceremony following the game.

Allison Lu (‘16), Heidi Moeser (‘16) and Jacey Pederson (‘16) each scored two goals while Chang (‘15) and Foug (‘15) each added one. The victory was especially nice given the occasion.

“The win on senior night was great,” Chang said.” It was nice having a solid closure to my time on Paly soccer.”

Paly started off strong as Lu, Moeser and Pederson all scored their first goals within the first 20 minutes of the game. Despite the early lead, the Vikings did not let up and were on offense most of the time. Chang’s goal 27 minutes in gave the team a 4-0 lead which they carried into halftime.

Nine minutes into the second half, Pederson took the ball the length of the field and scored from just outside the 18-yard box to advance the team’s lead to 5-0. Foug scored two minutes later to add to the lead again. Finally, both Moeser and Lu each scored a second goal in the last ten minutes to push the score to 8-0.

“I think that we played really well today and did a good job finishing our chances,” Chang said.

The Vikings still have one more league game before starting the CCS playoffs. Their next match will be on Tuesday at Los Gatos.

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