Girls Soccer defeats Cupertino High School 2-0 on its senior night

Matadors win their final home game of the 2021-22 season


Anna Jerolimov

Senior and captain Jasmita Yechuri outruns a CHS opponent in pursuit of the ball.

Varsity Girls Soccer defeated Cupertino High School during its senior night on Thursday, Feb. 10, securing the win after scoring a goal during both halves of the game. Sophomore Niku Sederat scored the first goal midway through the first half of the game and junior Justine Garcia scored the second goal in the last five minutes. 

This season, the players experienced struggles adjusting to a new team due to the loss of 11 seniors last season and the sudden combining of the JV and varsity teams halfway through the season. Senior and captain Jasmita Yechuri attributes the win to their motivation to succeed on senior night and their ability to “work together as a unit.”

In addition, she highlights the strong team chemistry that players successfully fostered despite the season’s many challenges. According to Yechuri, the senior night win showcased the team’s hunger for the ball and significant improvements in communicating. 

“We worked really hard for the past few weeks, especially because of our few losses that we’ve had,” Yechuri said. “We just wanted to get one win because it was senior night, so the energy was top notch [and] we were really hyped up. That hard work has paid off with this game.” 

Senior and captain Roma Hashemi agrees, saying that everyone had “played for each other [and] went out there as a team.”

“It [means] a lot to come away with a win because it’s our last time playing on this field which is really bittersweet,” Hashemi said. “It was a good four years and I’m excited for the next generation of Monta Vista Girls Soccer players to keep the legacy going. I’m going to miss it a lot, but I’m so glad it happened.”