Royal Valley is undefeated


Yumnah Shoaib

JV Lacrosse team prior to taking their team pictures.

Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief

On Wednesday, March 8, the girl’s varsity and junior varsity lacrosse team played against the cross town rival, Simi Valley High School. The JV game began at 5:30 p.m. and was played 7v7 since some players were down. Additionally, the game was played on only half the field given the lack of players.

Even with this compromise, the JV team could use their home-court advantage and beat Simi 7-4. From what most coaches can recall, this is the first time Royal JV has beaten Simi. Of the 7 goals, three were made by the two-year player, junior Stephanie Ruiz. Speaking on her significant impact on the game, Ruiz said, “I’m very proud of how far I’ve come and the other girls that helped score. I’m proud of my team as well”

Once the clock struck 7 p.m. the varsity players stormed the field. The game started off with the honorable announcement of the players on both teams. Unlike the previous game, varsity played with the whole field. Even with a tough start to the game, the girls persevered and won 16-4 against their rivals.

As a tradition each game, the teams switch off a special Simi-Royal trophy and until the next game, this trophy will be in the ownership of Royal. Senior captain Katie Gurdado, who has played all four years said, “It felt really good to have the trophy back where it rightfully belongs, and to have beat our rivals in most of the team’s final year.”

This was not the only double-win of the day. Varsity baseball won against Simi Valley High School as well (6-3), and tennis won 17-1 against Golden Valley High.