Fremont High girls soccer team aims for school history


Before the current girls soccer season began last November, the Fremont Firebirds set two goals for themselves: win league and qualify for the Central Coast Section playoffs.

But after blanking Lynbrook 3-0 on Feb. 9 to cement both of those goals, the Firebirds have since come up with a third objective to achieve.

“The girls are looking to be the first team in school history to finish the year with an undefeated record in league,” noted Fremont coach Payam Hajjarian, after the Firebirds wrapped up their second Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division championship in three years and qualified for their third trip to the CCS playoffs in the last four years with their win over Lynbrook.

The Firebirds will bring a 9-0-2 record into their final Santa Clara Valley Athletic League match against the Milpitas Trojans Friday, Feb. 16, at Fremont High in a 6 p.m. contest.

Goals by Sophia Noe, Emma Noe and Ashley Henry powered Fremont past Lynbrook last week, a win that made the Firebirds 12-0-4 over their last 16 matches.

Gylnys Brady and Megan Mahoney each recorded an assist in the win.

Fremont had an eight-match winning streak halted on Feb. 7, when the Monta Vista Matadors tied the Firebirds 1-1.

Nanda Nayak’s third goal of the season off of an assist from Jaimie Chan had Monta Vista on the verge of a major upset. But Sophia Noe’s clutch goal in the match’s 77th minute enabled the Firebirds to salvage the tie.

“Monta Vista is a good team. They gave us trouble in our first meeting as well (a 3-2 Fremont win),” said Hajjarian. “They are a disciplined, well-coached and hard-working team. I’m rooting for them to make CCS.”

At 5-3-2 in El Camino Division play and 7-7-2 overall, Monta Vista is still alive in its quest for a CCS at-large …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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