By Carly Surrena @SURRENA_C
The men’s soccer team rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Monterey on Oct. 4 and came back with a win over visiting team Cabrillo on Oct. 7 2-1. Their loss to Canada College on Oct. 11 puts them at a 7-4-2 record overall and a 2-2-1 record in Coast Conference play for the season thus far.
In the game Friday versus Cabrillo, the men worked relentlessly to score the goals they had. Las Positas midfielder Takashi Fukushima kicked a corner kick into the crowd of Las Positas and Cabrillo players in front of the goal where Cabrillo defenders were not able to clear the ball out sufficiently.
Lalo Aguilar took advantage of the misplay and was able to corral the ball and take a shot on goal.
It went in to the corner of the goal scoring first for the Hawks in the tenth minute of the game. Las Positas led 1-0 at the half.
Cabrillo was able to tie the game in the 60th minute with a goal by mid fielder Charles Stock, the assist by Walmer Martinez. The Hawks came right back five minutes later with a goal by Fernando Herrera and the assist by Fukushima again. It was the game-winning goal.
The Hawks defense was able to hold off Cabrillo and come away with the win.
Goalkeeper Julio Naranjo had ten saves in the game and several punch-outs to keep Cabrillo for scoring more than the one goal.
In Tuesday’s game, the men were not able to carry over the play and win from Friday’s game as they lost to Canada College 2-3.
Leading scorer for Las Positas, Marco Neves, and tied for fourth overall in the state with 13 goals scored twice in the game but it was not enough. The persistence of the Canada offense proved to be too much.
The first goal scored came just one minute into the beginning of the game by Canada’s Zachary Gaspar. Just eight minutes after that, Andres Gonzalez scored the second goal for Canada.
It wasn’t until the second half and the 50th minute of the game that Neves was able to score the Hawks first goal of an assist from Lalo Aguiar. The play was even for the next 38 minutes as both teams had shots on goal with saves by both goalkeepers and also hard fought play by both defenses.
In the 88th minute, Canada finally broke through with a score by Leonardo Silva to lift them to a 3-1 lead. Neves scored his second goal with one-minute left in the game but it wasn’t enough as time ran out for the Hawks.
Come out to support the men on Oct. 14 as they take on Gavilan at home at 1:30 p.m.