Soccer tries to keep head in the game


Senior Rowan Gomez challenging Trenton player on the field. Gomez scored the lone goal for the Bears against Trenton.

Soccer began the second half of their season with a game at Trenton on Wednesday. The JV team lost but managed to keep the game much closer than they have done before. The same went for the Varsity.
“With our games recently we’ve really been in our heads and we need to get out of them and when we do we will have a great rest of the season,” junior varsity player Javarri Watts said.
After losing dramatically the first time, the varsity team fought hard on Wednesday and had the win in reach. The team game was tied at zero for most of the first half. The Bears took a 1-0 lead, holding the Trojans scoreless with strong defense by Owen Witt, Alejandro Nunez-Garcia, and Damian Smith.
“The Trenton game was good until the final three minutes when they scored twice,” senior varsity forward Rowan Gomez said.
The goalkeeper Juan Cruz had tons of great stops as well. After a mistake with about 10 minutes to go in the game, Trenton managed to score and tie the game 1-1. The momentum shifted and the Bears couldn’t hang on.
“The mistake was our goalie when he bounced the ball to drop-kick it and a Trenton player kicked the ball out and scored,” Gomez said.
The Trojans scored in the 77th minute of the game to take a 2-1 lead and a victory. The Bears have a few more weeks of league play before their districts at the end of October.