Harrison Goalie Thrives On The Action

Harrison Goalie Jackie Fonseca knows that even when the play is breaking away from her end of the soccer field she has to be on her toes. “At any given moment, anything can happen,” she says. But the randomness obviously increases as the action bears down on her and being open to the added intensity plays a big part in closing down attacker after attacker.

“When you make a big save and the crowd goes, Oh my God, how did you do that,” says the senior captain, “It’s worth the pressure.”

On the other hand, a goal given up sometimes

causes a release that her teammates are the first to hear about. Blaming herself when warranted, she also gets vocal when it’s on the defense. “What was that… no… you can’t let that happen,” she’ll vent to teammates, “but my team understands that what I say on the field stays on the field. I don’t take it home.”

Either way,

she knows it’s something she needs to control. Ultimately, she strongly stands behind the defense in front of her. “I really love them,” she says, “because without them I’d be hanging back trying to stop a lot more balls.”

Unfortunately, the offense seems to have hit a wall and the scoring lately has been scant. “We’re in a slump,” she says.

But she’s certain the 4-6-1 start does not reflect where Harrison will be at the end. I think this team will go further in the sections than last year’s semifinal exit, she concludes.

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