Lady Mats Honor Teacher Impact
Varsity starts off their game with a roar making their presence known on the court. The girls warm their muscles and start their engines, hungry for a win. Between the hype music and practicing their plays, these ladies are ready for whatever comes their way. However, the action during the game was insignificant compared to the before-game glory shared between the players and their teachers.
Senior Riley Brittain was excited for the opportunity to honor a teacher that’s made a big impact in her life.
“I choose coach Garcia because he is one of my favorite teachers and works really hard,” Brittain said. “He has made going to his class enjoyable and never fails to teach me new things.”
Teachers are so much more than just a person who assigns homework. For some students, they become major supporters in all areas of their life. For Brittain, Coach Garcia has encouraged her in every sport she plays. This motivates her to do better on the court.
Having their teachers there to support them helped motivate the lady Mats through the first quarter of their district game against McCollum.
As the game began, the girls scored a point in the first few minutes, starting off strong. Quickly the McCollum Cowboys started to catch up, but the lady Mats kept ahead winning the first set. Things fell apart for the Matadors in the second and third sets where they fell losing the overall game.
“I think we could’ve done better,” sophomore Ashley Lingueno said. “We just needed to start the game stronger.”
Although the ladies were defeated they won the game against the kennedy rockets .