The Lady Warriors wrapped up the soccer season "leaving it all on the field." Unfortunately, their passionate play was not rewarded with a win in the last five games.
They started on Jan. 23 at home with a very tough loss to last year's undefeated league champions, Independence, with a 7-0 decision. In what became a trend for the remainder of the season, the Warriors were out-shot 14-7 while their opponent racked up 11 penalty calls in THS's favor.
On Jan. 25, again at home, the Warriors entertained Bakersfield Christian. BCHS was called for 12 penalties and star midfielder Rachel Miller was pushed to the ground on at least 10 occasions, mostly without redress. BCHS out-shot THS 15-10 in this tight 2-1 loss.
Jan. 30 found the ladies at Golden Valley in Bakersfield where they endured a 4-1 loss. GVHS out-shot THS 20-8 in this loss and, once again, 9 penalties were called on GVHS.
On Feb. 1, the Warriors were on the road against one of the top contenders in the league, Ridgeview, and played the game in a steady downpour for the entire first half. The 2-0 loss was again not indicative of the fierceness of the Warriors' play. RHS out-shot THS 17-10 and were called for 8 penalties.
On Feb. 7, in a game where the windchill had to be in the single digits, the Warriors ended the 2019 season at home against the West High Vikings. WHS out-shot THS 14-11 and were called for 5 penalties.
Seniors playing their last games for the Warriors included: Bethany Stainfield (GK), Marque Villareal (F), Juliette Sierra (F), Rylee Kingsbury (F), Jennica Buentiempo (D) and Leandra Cordova (M).
In the face of the late season adversity faced and endured by the Warriors, Coach Tyson Kingsbury remarked: "The results didn't end up the way we would have liked. The girls played every single game with heart and fought until the end. Our record does not reflect the talent or abilities of these young ladies. We just couldn't pull out a win.
"I am proud of this team and the way they played. We were a young team and suffered multiple injuries throughout the season. The girls never stopped playing with heart and all had fun competing in every game. Watch out for next year!"