Boys varsity soccer ends season with a loss to Homestead

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Jocelyn Moran

Boys varsity soccer falls to homestead with a loss of 5-0.

Boys varsity soccer entered their Central Coast Section (CCS) game against the Homestead Mustangs on Wednesday night with a lack of motivation.

The game started off with both teams strong and anxious to aim for the goal. About 10 minutes into the first half, a handball was marked against Carlmont, giving Homestead a chance to score. However, the Mustangs missed, giving the Scots a sense of relief.

Halfway through the first half, Homestead scored, giving them the motivation to keep a strong defense. With less than two minutes left in the first half, Homestead scored again to end the first half with a score of 2-0. Carlmont left the field with disappointment, but hope for improvement in the second half.

Position changes were made entering the first half on Carlmont as goalie Jacob Segal moved to defense and junior Camron Dennler was put as goalie.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, senior Nathan Rosenthal shot for the goal, but slightly missed. Two minutes later, number three on Homestead scored, bringing his team to a 3-0 lead.

Carlmont’s hope for catching up started to fade as the third goal was made. Four minutes later, number 28 on Homestead scored.

“There were defensive mistakes. No one was communicating. It was just like a big disconnection between everybody on the team,” said Rosenthal.

Player changes were made on both teams as Homestead had a clear lead against Carlmont. With less than 20 minutes left in the second half, the mustangs scored, leaving the scots silent. The rest of the half consisted of Carlmont aiming for the goal to take the zero off the scoreboard. However, Homestead’s defense stayed strong, ending the game with a score of 5-0.

Junior Thomas Chin said, “We didn’t go in prepared. We weren’t really in the right mental state in order to win the game, and we weren’t really focused and determined. We didn’t have the motivation that we should of had.”

Despite the loss, players were positive about how the season went.

Junior John Bran said, “We played as a team at every game, and our chemistry got stronger and stronger. I think that next year, we need to do the work and try to be successful.”