The Lady Brahmas soccer defeated both West Covina High School and San Dimas High School in the San Dimas Tournament on Friday.
In the first match of the tournament against West Covina, DBHS played spectacularly on offense winning 4-0 while having possession the majority of the match. The Bulldogs had no chance in coming back that the afternoon. In a blowout win, DBHS wrapped things up and prepared for the next match.
For the final match of the evening, DBHS faced off against the host of the tournament, the San Dimas Saints. “I thought we played really well tonight, going against a tough team, the host team, of the tournament. They’ve got some good results earlier in the year and to beat them 5-0 is a great accomplishment,” Head Coach Matthew Brummett said.
The Lady Brahmas stayed consistent in their offense and defense and defeated the Saints in a lopsided match, 5-0. Off a great entry pass, senior captain Tatum Lockett converted it into the first goal of the match.
“Our strengths tonight were keeping possession of the ball and attacking, we didn’t have to do too much defending because we were always in their half,” Brummett commented.
Sophomore sensation Marissa Favela scored the second and third goals of the half, increasing the lead to 3-0 while the team played impeccable defense. Subsequently, the ball never seemed to reach the defensive side of DBHS. The Lady Brahmas held the Saints scoreless for the rest of the half and headed into the second half with the same determination.
Straight out of half time, DBHS remained consistent defensively. Due to DBHS’s resilience, the Saints found themselves not even close to a goal on offense. The Lady Brahmas continued with their remarkable passing, which led to two goals in the second half in addition to the already 3-0 lead.
Sophomore Helena Kisor scored the fourth goal and the game started to slip away as made evident in the Saints’ lack of effort. To top it all off, Lockett scored the fifth and final goal as DBHS finished the night undefeated.
“Our team did a really good job of keeping possession of the ball and moving the ball all around the field and obviously, with the 5-0 score, we did our job,” Brummett stated.
The next morning, the Lady Brahmas took on Royale High School to qualify for the finals. In these matches, DBHS showed its full capabilities and determination.
“Going into the season, our expectations are high. We always expect a lot out of our team considering how much talent we have. We expect to be a really good team competing for and winning league title, that’s our focus right now,” Brummett said.