The Quincy girls won over the junior varsity Vaqueros from Fernley on Sept. 15 in a soggy, splashy game on the QHS soccer field. The final score was 9-1.
Fans were excited and cheering for the Trojans throughout the game as rain came and went on the field. At one point the game was paused, due to lightning, but the Trojans and Vaqueros got back onto the field 30 minutes later to finish the game.
The Trojan players and fans seem to take the rain as part of the experience. “What if it starts raining?” “Oh, we play in the rain,” said one player. “We only stop for lightning,” and apparently even then, reluctantly. So, there is no running out of the weather from stands, only the quiet pop of an umbrella here and there.
The Trojans have a full lineup, which helps keep the energy level up on the field. The team has the benefit of utilizing two players as goalie: Kailee Hartner and Lexi Baumgartner.
“We usually use one for each half,” said head girls soccer coach Ava Hagwood.
This is the first season for Hagwood to be leading the QHS girls after a long service run, 11 years, from former QHS girls soccer coach Jeff Brawley. Thank you for your hard work Jeff, and a big “thanks” to Ava for stepping up to fill the void.
QHS didn’t lose Brawley, he slid over to support his son by coaching Trojan’s JV basketball this year. Local high school sports would be nothing without the hard working efforts of volunteer parents and community members.
Quincy girl’s soccer schedule
9/28 at Sage Ridge
10/2 vs. Portola 4 p.m.
10/9 at Whittell
10/16 at Whittell
10/19 vs. Sage Ridge TBA
10/21 vs. Sage Ridge 4 p.m.
10/24 at Fernley