Varsity boys’ soccer loses to three opponents

Boys lose in games against East View, Vista, Dripping Springs


Kyle Gehman

Senior Ruben Gonzales grabs the ball out of the net after scoring with a minute left. However, the time ran out before they could tie it up and they lost 2-1.

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

Varsity soccer was defeated by East View and Vista Ridge last week by scores of 3-0 to East View and to Vista 2-1.

“I think our team is still trying to find our own style,” Head Coach Russ Girard said. “Right now we are struggling to score goals.”

First up the boys faced off against East View at home and lost to a score of 3-0. They experimented with two different formations to try to improve their defense and to help on offense in scoring. Junior center back Ian Milne was a factor in improving the team’s performance according to Coach Girard.

I think our team is still trying to find our own style.

— Coach Girard

“Ian Milne had a pretty good last few games,” Coach Girard said. “He has been strong in the air and come very close to scoring goals with his head off of corners. He is vocal and is a strong defensive presence for us.”

Next up the Lions faced the Vista Ridge Rangers and lost 2-1. In the first few minutes, the Rangers scored a goal to put them in the lead 1-0. Later in the first half, a Vista Ridge midfielder dribbled through the defense and slotted home the shot to put them up by two.

“[Senior] Dallas [Sullivan] and I had a bunch of chances to put the ball into the back of the net but only one of mine did,” senior Ruben Gonzales said.

After the first half, it was a back and forth game with the Rangers trying to put the game away and the Lions trying to creep back within one goal. With a minute and seconds left in the game Milne launched the ball off a free kick from midfield and after a scramble in the box Gonzales poked into the back of the net. It was too late and the game finished 2-1 to the Rangers.

“Overall I think we did well,” Gonzales said. “But we got caught with our heads down in our defense which stopped us from winning.”

Next they played Dripping Springs and lost 2-1 despite a goal by freshman Ernesto Alejo. Their next game will be played at Bible against Georgetown at 7:15.