By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– A few days after their last game of the season, McKay High School Lady Scots Girls Soccer Head Coach Arturo Alfaro admits that the scoreboard didn’t reflect the effort they had that night Thursday night at home.
“Even though the result was not what we wanted, that night was probably one of their best games I’ve seen this year,” he said. “The girls kept fighting and working up the field. The defense was very solid today but most of the goals were shot from almost 25 yards or more and our goal keeper just couldn’t reach the shots.
“Our seniors fought super hard. Cecilia (Munoz) had some good runs but it was Monica Maciel night. She’s been in good form this year and great performance the last three games but that night they just couldn’t beat her. She has great tackles and was very vocal and organized the defense but more importantly she encouraged the girls to keep their heads up and continue till the end. Player of the game in my books.”
Entering to the final game versus Sprague, it’s not easy to say that it was a tough season as the Scots went 1-11-1 overall and 0-8 in the Greater Valley Conference, but there was improvement along the way entering this offseason compare to last offseason.
The biggest improvement this year, said Alfaro, was more team unity.
“Yeah it was tough to see us allow so many goals and knowing we could of done better but we achieved some objects this year definitely. One of them was to play more as a team but overall just improve from last year and we did that. We know what we need to work on for off season and we will accomplish and succeed no doubt. We will come out stronger and we will surprise a lot of people.”