2018 CIF Regional Finals press coverage

Thank you to the Press for recognizing my efforts in 3-2 win against Flintridge Prep in the 2018 CIF Southern California Regional Finals. I played the first half of the Final and shutout the Rebels to keep my personal clean sheet for all 5 of the CIF games that I played. Going into halftime with a 1-0 lead I knew that I did my job to frustrate our opponents by taking away several goals at the top of the box. The Rebels were proficient at slotting the ball behind our defensive line, but I anticipated every one of their plays by coming off my line at the precise time. I can see why the Rebels scored 160+ goals this season, but none on me. Their strength matched mine and I was able to keep our team in the game.

Press coverage…

The MaxPreps photographer captured the action and I’m in almost 10% of the game photos and I only played the first half of the game.

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Seemingly getting used to the field as much as possible, the Rebels began to find their game, but Pilots goalie Grace Kotnik made five saves and also snuffed out two golden opportunities in which Rebels junior forward Helen Schaefer played balls up to senior forward Julia Gonzalez, who had a step on her defenders but was beaten to the ball by the goalie.

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The Pasadena Star-News published a great photo and caption about our 3-2 win over Flintridge Prep in the CIF State Finals.


Flintridge Prep Julia Gonzalez #6 jumps over OLP goal keeper Grace Kotnik. Academy of our Lady of Peace defeated Flintridge Prep. in overtime to win the CIF State Southern California Regional [Division III] Soccer championship. La Canada Flintridge, CA Saturday, 3/10/2018. Photo by John McCoy

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