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Soccer Senior Night
Elijah Leon, 12, with Coach Ryan Quinn after one of his last games on Mountain Lion turf.

On October 24th and 25th, 2023 at Sierra Vista High School men’s and women’s soccer kicked off their Senior Night under the lights. Both teams concluded their soccer season with a win on Mountain Lion turf and celebrated with gift bags, recognition, and tons of photos. Leaving all seniors ready to lead the way into playoffs and take on the next teams with the right mindset.

Men’s soccer concluded the season by finishing as the first seed in their league division. The team will be awarded the first banner for men’s soccer in Sierra Vista history. Heading into playoffs, Dom Portale, (12), team captain states, “I want to win the whole thing and I think we can. It feels great going the season undefeated, winning the first-ever soccer banner for boy’s soccer, we’re just going to carry our momentum into playoffs and hopefully win the whole thing.” Another player, Nathan Soto (12), mentions, “Forget about everything and look forward to the next game.” The men’s soccer team will now head into playoffs to face the Legacy Longhorns after a terrific season.

Riley Galloway, 12, was escorted down the senior runway by his three brothers along with his mom (Assistant Principal
Jamie Galloway) and dad.

Women’s Soccer played their final home game against Legacy High School, defending the Den with a 4-1 win over the Longhorns. Fans experienced an exhilarating game as the Lady Lions recovered for the win after being down 0-1. Jenoa Pasion (11), one of the team’s captains states, “I feel proud…It’s such an amazing group of girls which makes it very fun and comfortable to play with. I feel happy that we made it to playoffs compared to our season last year.” The Lady Lions turned around their 1-11-1 record from the 22-23 season into a 12-3-1 record to conclude their 23-24 season. Going onto the next the Lady Lions are going into playoffs and heading into the Swamp to play the Green Valley Gators.

Jolie Bautista, 12, Nadya Williams, 12, Mya Iborra 12, and Makaylah Devere, 12, with their senior night banner before the big game


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Averi Costa
Averi Costa, Editor in Chief
Averi Costa is a Junior at Sierra Vista High School. This is her third year of journalism. Averi enjoys writing articles about the news and lighthearted features. Averi was born and raised in Las Vegas and enjoys playing soccer and reading.

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