Boys’ soccer remains victorious

Boys’ soccer team scores a win against Benilde

Ava Ashby and Jordyn Deschamps

After a clean win 1-0 against Benilde Sept. 14, senior captain Nicolas Kent said he was tense at first, but overall was very thrilled.

 “I was super excited, it was a very fun game. A little nervous because this was the last time this year playing against Benilde, but just overall super excited coming into the game,” Kent said.

Senior Mason Boesche said there were some things that they could have improved upon, but was happy with the turn out of the game. 

“Overall there were a lot of things we could’ve worked on, but we tightened up enough to pull off the win, so I’m glad anyway,” Boesche said.

While coach Chato Alvarez was happy with the win and pleased with the defense, he still felt there is room for improvement. 

“The boys played hard, we played great defence and there were times when we controlled the game when we were passing the ball, those were the highlights for me,” Alvarez said. “I’m happy with the win, but not with the performance.”

Kent said it wasn’t the prettiest game, but believes that the team worked hard to get the win.

“It was a little sloppy, but I thought we all worked hard,” Kent said. “We got the job done, so that was good.”

The boys played hard, we played great defence and there were times when we controlled the game when we were passing the ball, those were the highlights for me.”

— Chato Alvarez

Alvarez said he believes  the team didn’t play up to their potential, and feels the team lost some momentum.

“(The team) did okay, I don’t think that we played our best game. I feel that we lost the momentum a little bit and our guys didn’t keep the ball as much as I wanted,” Alvarez said.

With the crowd fueling the energy toward the end, Boesche said it was a highlight of the game.

“I feel like getting the goal is always the highlight for games, but another thing that was nice was to see towards the end of the game the crowd got super energetic and it was fun to see that.”

Alvarez said he tries to prepare his team more for themselves rather than their opponent. 

“We try to do our best, try to prepare a little bit for the opponent, but more about preparing for ourselves — how we play the game.” Alvarez said, “I think today was okay, I’m not very happy.

with the way we played, I want to give praise to the players, but I’m not happy with the way that we played.”

Kent said he hopes to keep on improving his skills and stay optimistic this season. 

“Just keep on playing hard, keep on winning,” Kent said. “I think that we still have a little work to do in terms of scoring, but to just keep on winning.”