Scholar & Athlete
Girls soccer wins league title. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 By Carly Malcomson
By Carly Malcomson Staff Reporter During the San Joaquin Section Division I playoff games for girls' soccer, Tracy High pushed through struggles to win, the first game, before losing the second. Amanda Simonich, Bria Outland, and Taylor Roach were proud of the varsity team for playing two of the toughest teams for playoffs. The first game at home against Davis, Tracy tied 2-2 with a tough fight to win. They went into overtime and it still tied. This led the team winning the game through penalty kicks, 3-2. In the second play off game, against Turlock it was 0-0 throughout the entire game while both teams stayed aggressive non-stop. The game went into overtime, still in a tied game, leading to penalty kicks. Tracy ended up losing due to goals blocked, and few players missing their shots. Senior Amanda Simonich is proud of the varsity team for doing its best and giving it their all in every game. “My plan was to kick butt and have a great time doing it,” Simonich said. Tracy High’s overall records were is 9-2-2 and the league records were is 4-0-2. Senior Captain Bria Outland met her goal of trying to make the most goals all season for her team. “My favorite part was hanging out with my teammates everyday at practice, making memories, and winning league,” Outland said. For the soccer season, Outland won most valuable player for offense and received varsity trophy for the fourth year. Brett Sheckla won most valuable player for defense. Simonich won most valuable player for goalie. Autumn Bolton and Nicole Gasior earned most improved. The seniors made the league team. Both Outland and Simonich plan on pursuing soccer in college. Outland is going to play for the University of Nevada, Reno. Simonich is going to San Juoaquin Delta College to play soccer for her freshman and sophomore years and hopes to transfer to a four-year school.