Boys’ Soccer Continues Streak


Samuel Ganten, Staff Writer

After tying with Northgate and losing to Las Lomas, boys’ varsity soccer finally earned a victory over the Miramonte Matadors, 3-1, on February 4.

“The energy in the 1st half was low,” said coach Shane Carney, “But we came out with a lot of energy in the second half.”

Senior Rupert Dusauzay scored the only goal of the 1st half.

In the 2nd half, 2 goals were scored in rapid succession, the 1st by Dusauzay and the 2nd by senior Seppi Ortman.  Miramonte’s only score came on a penalty kick just before time expired.

In spite of the win, Carney seemed more interested in the play of his team’s opponent. “Honestly, the favorite part of the game for me was when the other team scored,” the coach said. “I trained the guy who scored, so it was a little bittersweet.”

While Carney’s team has been unpredictable this year agains most opponents, its domination of the cross town rivals remains constant.

“Miramonte hasn’t beaten Campolindo [in boys’ soccer] in 5 years,” said senior Mathew Ringquist. “It felt good to win.”

“We wanted it hard,” added senior Kai Weyland. “They already knew that they didn’t have a chance in the playoffs, so they didn’t fight as hard. We just need to win 1 game.”

Despite the up-and-down nature of the season, players expressed confidence that they would make the playoffs with one more regular season win.

“We’re hoping to get into the playoffs,” said Carney. “There are 2 games left in the season, so it’s a 50/50 shot.”

“We’re going to be playing against Clayton Valley and Las Lomas again,” added Ringquist. “The Las Lomas game will be a redemption match.”