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Campus team prepares for match despite wet condtions

After a 7-1 preseason, FCS girls soccer prepares to host Parlier High School for their league-opener. With a new coach, Matt Markarian, and 9 new players, girls soccer aims to continue their winning streak into league.

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Jenna Bynum, ’18, (white) dribbles the ball in a preseason match.

As teams in conference rarely change, Markarian (who has coached both boys and girls for FCS) expects competition to stiffen. Parlier has played FCS for decades, and Markarian says both teams understand each other’s strategies.

“League is always tougher,” Markarian said. “We have all played each other for years and we know each other’s tendencies and what we do good and what don’t do good. This year our league is especially tough.”

With four four-year players and five freshmen, this year’s team features a broad combination of experienced skill and young talent. Currently leading the team in goals, Rylee Schwab, ’21, and Bekah Micu, ’20, with 18 and 17 goals, respectively. Schwab looks forward to the rest of the season with this team.

“I think that we have a great season ahead of us and we are planning to be in the championship game,” Schwab said. “We still have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be but I think we’re on the right path.”

Despite heavy rainfall threatening to cancel the game, the girls plan to continue to play. Unless rained out, girls soccer will play at 5:30 on the North Field. Student admission is free, come support your eagles.

The next girls match will be home against the Fowler Redcats, Jan. 12. 

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For more information about the girl’s soccer schedule, visit their Maxpreps page

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