By Gabriel Lee,
The Davis High women’s varsity soccer team bested the Franklin Wildcats 3-0 on Jan. 4 in a league game to improve to 7-0 on the season.
After a number of near misses from the DHS side, senior striker Chella Grattet opened the scoring from about six yards out off a pass from Stanford-bound senior midfielder Maya Doms.
Ten minutes later, fellow Stanford commit and senior midfielder Paige Rubinstein beat two defenders to double the DHS lead before the half.
The Devils started the second half strong with another Rubinstein goal. That was the last goal as the DHS defense finished the game strong and locked up the win.
“Franklin has always been a good team so everyone was expecting a good game. We knew we would need to play hard for the result we wanted,” junior Annabelle Lossin said.
The Devils currently stand at the top of the league and are seeking a fourth straight section title.
“We hope to win every game to put us in a good position heading into playoffs,” junior Lily Byrne said.
However, Byrne, along with senior Ruthie Mitchell, is aware of the pressure that comes with being at the top.
“We will always have a target on our back. Teams are out to get us,” Mitchell said.
Along with the “target” on their back, the team understands that it cannot take its foot off the gas.
“It can sometimes be hard to show up for each and every game no matter the opponent, to not get complacent, but so far we’ve been able to overcome these potential obstacles,” Mitchell said.
Byrne added that the team need to go into every game with “the same energy and mentality as we would against St. Francis or any other big game.”
DHS will look to keep its win streak alive as it travels to Pleasant Grove for a league game on Jan. 9.