The girls soccer team (3-8-5 overall, 1-7-3 Peninsula Athletic League) lost to Carlmont (8-3-6 overall, 6-2-4 PAL) 1-0 on Jan. 30, bringing its winless streak to nine games.
Throughout the game, Carlmont was able to force multiple turnovers and take 11 shots.
“We try to hold the ball,” said Aragon head coach Michael Flynn. “We have to pick our head up and look a little bit quicker on where you’re going to put the ball, and look to see if there’s a mark there and try to find that open player.”
During the first half, the Dons were outshot by Carlmont, as the Scots were able to muster seven shots compared to Aragon’s five.
“The first half was slow for me as well as the team,” said junior Hannah Flynn. “We were not moving the ball around as fast as we normally do and we were not making the runs.”
The Scots were able take the ball on many occasions. Despite this, the Dons were able to form a strategy to try to counter their speed.
“We knew going in that they were a very fast team,” Michael Flynn said. “I think for us, the adjustment we made the second half was to try and neutralize their midfield triangle. As we went into the second half, we kind of turned it up. We really put a lot of pressure on them.”
However, the Scots were able to score the match’s first goal — which turned out to be the game-winner — with 15 minutes left.
Up next, the Dons will face Woodside (3-4-6 overall, 3-4-4 PAL) on Feb. 6. They will enter the game at the bottom of the league, carrying a poor form of 10 straight games without a win.
“We’ve got our backs up against the wall,” Michael Flynn said. “We’re in last place, we only have one win, and several ties, and every point from here on now is important.”
The Dons lost to Burlingame 2-0 on Feb. 1, which occurred in between the Carlmont match and the Outlook’s time of publication.