The Christian High School boys soccer team blasted into league play on January 17th with a convincing 6-1 victory against Madison with 2 goals scored by Junior Captain Austin Miller. They then proceeded to tie 2-2 in an away game at Clairemont, but rebounded by beating Kearny 4-1 and Morse 6-2.
The League title is well in reach, as at the halfway break the team presides over the league with a league record of 4-0-1. Recent performances by Trevor Dixon and Bryson Miller have solidified the boys soccer team as a force to be reckoned with.
Senior Captain Luciano Cervantes is impressed with the team this year, saying, “This season is going very well. We have a great team full of talent and heart. Playing with these guys has been an honor and I truly believe that we will go far in playoffs and have a solid shot at CIF.” Senior Ryan Fields added he has had a great experience “working with the underclassmen to build the program.”
Coach Malcolm Scott and Ed Miller ensure this year’s team play is defined by ball control. Working from the defense, the team manipulates the ball around the field, eyeing an opening in the opposing team’s defense. When this happens, a player will play a through-ball to the likes of Freddy Quezada with his determination, Hunter Dennison with his unmatched speed, or Brian Park with his brute strength for a clear shot at goal.
With a 15-4-1 overall record, the boys soccer team looks forward to obtaining a top seed, and consequently a home game, for the CIF Playoffs. As the competition gets tough, the team will have to come together for victory with the support of the school. Come out and support the boys soccer team as they compete against Morse on February 14 here at 3:30 for Senior Day!
By: Lucas Gemmer