Scots one step closer to PAL championship

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The boys soccer team continues their ascension to a Peninsula Athletic League victory. In the game against the Burlingame High School Panthers, the Scots truly demonstrated their dominance of the field. Despite the narrow 1-0 victory, it was evident that Carlmont was the more dynamic team.

“The Burlingame match is always tough, but nowhere as hard as the Sequoia game,” commented junior soccer player Julian Smith.

At first, the Panthers provided stiff opposition against the Scots, not letting in any of the numerous shots on goal. The Burlingame goalie, towering over many of his teammates, proved to be a valuable asset to their team, who had to be on defense the majority of the game.

The first half’s score was nil to nil, but the Scots had the advantage of keeping the ball in the Panthers’ side of the field for most of this half. This momentum is what helped lead up to the game winning goal early in the second half.

Within the first minute of the second half of the game, Justin Harpster finished the assist from Michel Gonzalez that brought Carlmont into the lead. This crucial goal ended up winning the game, and also changing the tone of it as well.

From the sidelines, Coach Jodi Beloff could be heard yelling at the players to keep the pressure up and make another goal. However, in a low scoring game such as this one, a one point lead can be enough of a cushion to start playing on the defensive. And that is exactly what happened. The Scot’s defensive line, including Eric Smith, Ryan Freeman, and goalie Zach Wooster all stepped up to keep it a scoreless game for Burlingame.

Julian Smith also confidently asserted that “the PAL championship is starting to look like it’s going to be ours.”

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