Just like prior seasons, there wasn't really any high expectations for this year's Delhi High varsity girls soccer team, but the roster of 20 decided to change history and write something new for the Hawks and future teams to come.
For the first time in program's history, and for the first time in Armando Salazar's 10-plus year tenure, the Hawks girls soccer team reached the Division V Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs,.
“I'm very proud of the girls. They passed the expectations,” said Salazar.
The Hawks combined for a Southern Athletic League record of 6-5-3 as they scraped away some tough victories and draws.
It also saw young talents like Emily Salazar cement her skills within the league as one of the top up and coming stars.
The defense managed to allow the third least goals in league, tying Mariposa at 24.
In the postseason, the Hawks, a No. 8 seed, drew No. 1 Amador and ultimately was taken down convincingly in a 7-0 shutout. The halftime score was 5-0.
“The girls didn't know what hit them. I also knew that I didn't have the team to beat a number 1 but it was a good experience for the girls, especially the ones that get to play next year,” said Salazar. “They [Amador] were really good. All their players played well.”
The next season for Delhi girls soccer will commence during the winter season for the first time in the district and should begin after the conclusion of fall sports.