Girls soccer looks to defend 24-game winning streak

Girls face Boerne Champion for the third time in regional quarterfinals

Senior Jasmin Dominguez dribbles down the field against Seguin on Feb. 24.

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Senior Jasmin Dominguez dribbles down the field against Seguin on Feb. 24.

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The first goal went in after thirty seconds. The rest were soon to follow.

Girls soccer will move onto round three of playoffs after beating Jefferson 9-0 on Monday night. Goals were scored by Sabrina Taber (3), Arianna Monnin (3), Jasmin Dominguez (1), Raelyn Hinojosa (1) and Izzie Partida (1). These goals were assisted by Callaghan McGuire, Emma Siebold, Aura Reyes-Lopez and Morgan Heintz, along with one each from Taber, Monnin and Dominguez.

This is the first regional quarterfinal match for the girls’ program since 2015, when the Rangers fell 2-0 to O’Connor. They play Boerne Champion on Friday at home at 7 p.m.

“We feel confident but not over confident going into the third round game against Champion,” head coach Jason Adkins said.  ‘It’s really tough to beat a team 3 times in one year.”

The team is currently 24-0–the program’s longest winning streak and best overall record.

“This team can go far if we play our way and continue to keep our drive and intensity up,” senior goalkeeper Jacy White said. “This team really wants it, and you can tell when we play.”

After four years on varsity, White took over the starting position after Melyna Martinez – district Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021 and 2022 – graduated.

“I think stepping in as a starter for the first time this year came with pressure, but I have a good back line in front of me and a team that trusts me,” White said.

Senior midfielder Arianna Monnin scored nine goals in the past five games.

“I’ve been driven by the thrill of the competition and hunger to win,” Monnin said, “but my motivation stems directly from my team, as we have all dedicated years of blood, sweat, and tears to create the unbreakable bond we have now.”

In the Rangers’ last match against Boerne Champion, Monnin scored one goal assisted by Malia Thalman.

“Going up against a team we’ve seen before and beaten twice can create a sense of entitlement,” Monnin said. “That will lose us this game. Each round brings a new challenge and a different level of intensity, given the stakes at hand.”

After a decade since stepping onto the regional semifinal pitch, this year’s program looks to go all the way.

“The experience, heart, and determination are what defines this group of girls,” Adkins said. ‘They set goals for themselves early in the year, and each and everyone of them is working hard to achieve those goals.”