Lady Brahmas miss their shot to CIF


After a rough start to the season, the Lady Brahmas successfully ended their regular season on a winning note. 

Having a 2-7-1 season, the Lady Brahmas were victorious against rival Walnut High School with the score of 3-1. Head coach Matt Franco felt very proud leaving the field after the win against Walnut.

“All of the girls looked focused and finally played to their potential all at the same time so despite missing the playoffs it was nice to see the girls excited about their success in that final game,” Franco said.

Playing with new players was the biggest obstacle this season. However, the returning members of the team are always welcoming and the new players now know what to expect for what’s to come.

“Overall the team is focused on more team bonding activities and getting closer to each other,” Franco said. “They know the skill level is there but trying to fit 24 high school teenagers from different friend groups together is always something we have to figure out every year.”

Due to an influx of new players this year, there was some difficulty in the collaborative team chemistry. 

“Our performance this season was not a reflection of our team’s true capabilities and that brought our effort down a lot,” junior Darah Johnson said.

However, the win against Walnut meant a lot to Johnson herself. With the first game back from her hiatus, it was special that she was able to be a part of the team’s win.

“To be able to go out and play my heart out for the seniors whom I have spent the past three years growing a bond with, [the game] was truly an unforgettable experience,” Johnson said.

Completing the season with a new team of players, Johnson revealed that the team needs to work on the offense. According to Johnson, assistant coach Eddie Herrera played a big part in motivating these girls this season, and she hopes to see the team grow into better players next year.

“It will be my senior year [next year], so I hope to leave a mark on the team,” Johnson said.