On Thursday, the Women's Varsity Golf team made a resounding statement as they dominated their opponents from Holy Names on their home turf in San Leandro. The match's final score left no doubt about their readiness to contend in their division. San Domenico finished at 183, while Holy Names posted 222.
“It felt great! It was nice to start the season with a win. It helps our mindset moving forward,” exclaimed freshman Mila D. '27, who has quickly become a standout for the team. Mila led the charge with an impressive performance. Despite a few bumps along the way, including a quadruple and a double bogey, Mila showcased her resilience and skill, carding a notable 40 for the nine holes. Her performance was nothing short of extraordinary, as she started the competition by landing her shot on the par three first hole just seven feet from the pin, setting the tone for an exceptional day on the course. This triumph marked a great start to the season and left the team with a positive outlook, thanks to Mila's remarkable contributions.
Notably, Michelle W. '25, in only her second day with the team, displayed immense potential that bodes well for the Panthers' future. Her addition adds depth to a team that already looks like a divisional contender this year and for the next two to three years. Michelle's commitment and determination were evident during her debut, as she had to play in a tournament within days of joining the team. “I was pretty nervous,” Michelle shared. “I'm thankful that Coach Russell helped me a lot the day before and motivated me not to give up.” Her dedication and Coach Russell's support will be invaluable assets to the team's continued success.
In the head-to-head competition, each team fielded six competitors, with the four lowest scores from each side contributing to the cumulative score. The Panthers showcased their prowess, with all four scoring players (and five of the six overall) outperforming their counterparts from Holy Names.
Coach Russell expressed satisfaction with the team's performance, “This group of young women showed tremendous heart and skill today. We have a bright future, and I'm confident this team will continue to make us proud. We appreciate our school community's support and are committed to representing San Domenico with excellence.”
The team tees off next against Convent of the Sacred Heart High School on September 12, before hosting Holy Names at Peacock Gap on Wednesday, September 19.