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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:00 am

Girls Soccer Final Home Game Brings a Win

The Rim of the World High School’s girls’ soccer final home game was against San Gorgonio on Feb. 6 and they finished their league season with a victory, 1 to 0. The Lady Scots ended with two wins, six losses, and two ties in league, (2-6-2).

The teams were evenly matched as Rim played aggressive offense one minute, then swiftly switched to defense to defend their goal. It all came together when Chloe Castillo took the ball from around midfield, dribbling it to goal as a San Gorgonio defender ran shoulder-to-shoulder with her all the way. Finally, as the goalkeeper moved out, Chloe kicked the ball past her for a stunning goal, giving Rim a 1 to 0 lead.

During the second half of the game, both Chloe and Courtney D’Avignon had chances to score, driving the ball toward the goal. Unfortunately, the keeper was able to get to the ball first each time, thwarting Rim’s chances for another score.

With three seniors graduating this spring, the Lady Scots’ soccer team is young and, as they mature over the next few years, they should become a major contender in their league. A few players to look out for are the following: freshman forward Courtney D’Avignon, who has no fear and will take on any defender; Bria Schierhold makes it a double threat; freshman defender Juliet Wallace and sophomore Hannah Longfellow will be there to stop the attacks; freshman goalkeeper Gizelle Lopez and sophomore Katelynn Orosco will be there to protect the goal. Next season will be fun to watch as these girls mature and become a stronger team.

Boys Soccer Finishes Off Season

It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, as long as you’re having fun!

For their final home game of the season on Feb. 8, Rim of the World High School’s boys’ soccer took on Jurupa Hills – and came up short.

The game began with Jurupa Hills scoring two goals in the first 20 to 30 minutes and the Scots looked as if they were facing another loss early on. But the boys did not give up; some spectacular plays and strikes on goal ensued, and finally Guillermo Jimenez, Eric Weissbirch and Isaac Lopez each scored a goal. Unfortunately, by the end of the game the score was 3 to 4, Jurupa Hills.

Please remember, fans, our Rim of the World High School sports program is doing its best with the enrollment that it has. Jurupa Hills High School has approximately 2,000 students – more than 1,000 students than we have. As many as 50 players try out for a single varsity spot at these large campuses, with most, if not all, players on area club teams also. As we all share a magnificent quality of life on the mountain, our teams also share a bond and friendships that are a part of our community and our school. Nowhere else does the adage about how a team plays rather than whether they win or lose have more meaning!

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