The Cooper City girls varsity soccer team went up against Hollywood Hills High School after a long Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 27. The Cowboy’s mercy ruled the Spartans, ending the game in the third quarter at 8-0.
The Lady Cowboys yelled their cheer, took the field and waited for the referee to blow the whistle to start the game. Soon after the game took off, Berlin Rodriguez put the ball in the back of the net for CCHS, giving an early lead of 1-0. Sarah Molina and Rodriguez had a good combination play in hopes of scoring, but could not put the ball away. The Spartans managed to keep strong and put some pressure on Cowboy defense, who then got the ball back. Vikki Ramos scored soon after, making it 2-0. With many crosses by Rodriguez and Paulina Lopez, Molina scored, making the score 3-0. Rodriguez then scored her second goal of the game off a break away, making it 4-0. With good ball movement and the 20-minute mark inching up for water break, forward Ramos scored her second goal of the night, giving a 5-0 lead.
Coming back from the water break, Ramos scored again, making the score of the game 6-0. Never giving up, the Spartans made it down to the Cowboy box, but Kimberly Slinkosky got the ball back and sent it all the way up field. Slinkosky then crossed it in and Ramos headed the ball towards the net, but the ball was stopped by the goalie. Sarah Megna got the ball off the goalies punt and took a long shot, just missing the goal. The team ended the first half with a score of 6-0.
“Our coach had set goals in mind for us and luckily we all managed to achieve them,” Slinkosky said. “I feel like our team will continue to improve throughout the season and we will reach our seasonal goal of districts.”
The Spartans started with the ball this half and the Cowboys quickly pressured them getting the ball. Danielle Gilchrist was fouled by the Spartans just outside their 18-yard box, giving the Cowboys a free kick. Gilchrist took the shot, but missed the goal slightly. Stripping the Hollywood Hills player of the ball, Kelly Nelson then scored the seventh goal for the Cowboys. To finally wrap the game up on this scoring spree, Ramos scored again and the game was called. The Cowboys reached 8-0, mercy ruling the opposing team.
Final score: Cooper City 8, Hollywood Hills 0
Photo by Benjamin Milgram