Key additions boost girls’ golf team

September 2, 2014 — by Oksana Trifonova and Arman Vaziri

September is on the calendar as the Falcons hit the golf course. This year, the girls’ golf team has had many valuable freshmen additions.

Sport: Girls’ Golf

Coach: Dave Gragnola

Last year’s record: 7-7

Last year’s recap: Due to the graduation of key players from the previous year, the team was rebuilding and failed to reach CCS.

Star players: senior Vivian Roan and junior Carrie Chen

Key additions: freshmen Sarah Lo and Raina Kolluri

Key matchups: Los Gatos and Hillsdale

Goals for season: “Our goal [for the season] is to do better than last year,” junior Carrie Chen said. “Our top six players are better than last year's top six and we plan on achieving our goal by trying to make it to league finals and also to CCS as a team.”

 

September is on the calendar as the Falcons hit the golf course. This year, the girls’ golf team has had many valuable freshmen additions. During tryouts freshman Sarah Lo made the top six players, comprising the traveling team.

“I’m excited and nervous and i think it’s going to be a good experience,” Lo said.

During each practice, Lo’s goal is to improve with every stroke and to advance through the ranks.

“I try to practice with a purpose,” Lo said.

Many of the previous players have also improved. After practicing all freshman year, sophomore Raina Kolluri is now the sixth player on the traveling team.

“I managed to play well for at least two of the tryout days, and I knew my hard work during the off season and summer definitely paid off when I landed a spot on the travel team,” Kolluri said. “I aim to improve even more by playing in matches this year.”

For other players, however, tryouts did not go as well as they hoped, nor did they reflect the players’ true capability and position on the team.

“The first day of tryouts was terrible, second day was like watching a horror movie, and the third was was disastrous,” said junior Carrie Chen.

However, Chen is still ranked as the best player on the team.

Overall, the team’s goal as always is to make it to CCS, be in the top tiers of the league, and beat Los Gatos.

“This year I think we’ll be just as competitive if not better than last year,” said coach Dave Gragnola.

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