Girls soccer defeats Blue Hawks in 1st scrimmage of season

Click the photo above to start an entire slideshow with captions full of information about moments from the varsity girls soccer scrimmage on Thursday, Dec. 10, against Rock Hill High School.

Here are few more details for the fans:

Who: varsity girls soccer – led by head coach Taylor Baca and assistant coach Taylor Grant

What: varsity girls soccer wins 2-0 against Rock Hill High School

When: 7 p.m.

Where: PISD Children’s Health Stadium

What’s next:  Click this link to see the team’s schedule.

More info: Click this link to the team’s web page.

Here’s a roundup of reflections from the game:

“This game was definitely one for the books,” senior Ella Johansen said. “This game was the first Prosper vs Rock Hill sporting event in our town’s history! Everyone played their heart out and that showed. Our team’s season was cut short last year and I know everyone wants a shot at redemption! The selflessness of this team is unmatched, Kaitlyn Giametta’s ball to Emma Yolinsky right in front of the goal when she most definitely could have scored herself was a prime example of that. This is by far the best soccer team to come through Prosper high school and we are all so pumped to see where this season will go!”

“I think the team did really well considering it was our very first game of the year and we have new faces this year, junior Jordyn Herrera said. “Our chemistry is lacking, but overall we had a good performance and we were able to pull out the win. My favorite part was that first goal. We finally were able to break through the Rock Hill backline and score a very good goal. The excitement from the sidelines made it all even better”

“The scrimmage against Rock Hill was our first game together since the beginning of covid,” senior Jordyn Gunnarson said.”I thought we played really well, given that we have a bunch of new faces. My favorite moment was Kaitlyn Giametta’s assist to Emma Yolinski’s goal. To give the ball to Emma right in front of the goal is the definition of selflessness. I can’t wait for the rest of the season!”

“The scrimmage last night was our first game together against someone outside of our program and I think we played really well!” junior captain Molly Mcdougal said. “We have a lot of new faces this year and it’s all about communication and teamwork which will keep developing over time. I think we are off to a great start and we are all super excited and hungry for this season! My favorite moment of the game was Kaitlyn Giamett’as assist to Emma Yolinsky in the first half. She could of definitely put that away herself but she was super selfless and gave the ball to Emma.”

“I was nervous at first but as I kept playing I got more comfortable,” freshman Emma Yolinsky said. “It was a great first game experience and I was so happy to score my first goal during my first high school game. It was so fun playing with new players and I can’t wait for the rest of the season!”

“With covid happening and ruining the end of last season I know a lot of the girls were excited to finally get back on the field and play,” said senior captain Reaganne Crane.”I’m one of four captains on the team and I can speak for all of us when I say that we are all proud of how we played. We kept possession of the ball probably 90% of the game and created a lot of opportunities to score. Our backline played really well and didn’t let Rock Hill get even one shot the entire game. Overall, this was a good game to set the tone for the rest of the year and I’m really excited for this season!”

“I thought we played great for our first game back,” senior Natalie Smathers said. “It’s easy to tell how much chemistry we have together as a team. I thought I didn’t play my best, but I know I’ll get in the rhythm for the next couple of games. My favorite memory was in the locker room right before we went out to warm up. We got hyped up by blasting the music and having fun. We do the same thing and in the same order every single game day.”

“I feel like for the first game of the season considering we have a lot of new aspects to the team we did pretty good,” said senior Arie Pearson. “But there’s always room for improvement especially with it still being pre-season. I think my favorite part of the definitely was when our only freshman, Emma Yolinsky scored the first goal of the season.”