Undefeated but still improving

Girls soccer wins first four matches in Mt. Baldy League, bringing their record to 9-3-2.

Continuing their success from last season’s league championship title, the Diamond Bar High School girls soccer team is currently first in the league yet again with an undefeated record,  4-0. They competed in 10 preseason games and have an overall record of 9-3-2.

“The girls have been progressing well, understanding what role[s] they all play on the team and what is expected of them in their roles,” head coach Matt Franco said.

According to Franco, there are less conditioning and preseason games in hopes of keeping the Brahmas competitive  by avoiding injuries.

In the Brahmas’ first league game on Jan. 7 against Montclair, the girls came out with a 2-1 win. Sophomore Alexis Fuller and senior Madison Bernardino scored  goals, while  Bernardino  and senior Marissa Vasquez had assists.

The Lady Brahmas  defeated  Chino,  5-3 on Jan. 9. Fuller scored twice while sophomores Alina Valdez and Samantha Marcello scored one goal each. Vasquez also scored a point for the team while Bernardino, sophomore Isabella Montelongo and senior Alyssa Ramos assisted in the scoring drive.

“The team as a whole are extremely close on and off the field, which translates to good chemistry and our overall play in the game,” junior Julia Ruelas said.

On Jan. 14, the Brahmas were victorious in their match against Ontario, 5-0. Vasquez, Bernardino, Ruelas, Montelongo and sophomore Isabelle Hurtado all scored one goal apiece. The goals were assisted by Vasquez, Bernardino, Valdez, junior Emily Le and senior Samantha Alba.

Against Chaffey, DBHS won  2-0 on Jan. 16. Both goals were scored by Fuller and assisted by Bernardino.

“We need to play for each other and for our school,” Vasquez said. “With this mindset, I know we will be able to pull through and go far.”

In pursuit to maintain their undefeated record, The Brahmas’ next game will take place tomorrow against Montclair. They played a match against Don Lugo yesterday.

“We have the talent, speed and skills on our team, which makes us a triple threat,” Bernardino said.