Disappointing week for boys’ varsity soccer

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The Carlmont Scots boys varsity soccer team was unable to win either of their games this week, narrowing their hold on third place in the PAL Ocean Division.

They traveled to Burlingame on Wednesday, hoping to redeem their 3-0 home loss earlier in the season. The Scots played well in the first 25 minutes, minimizing Burlingame’s scoring opportunities.

In the 30th minute, Burlingame struck for their first goal leading them into half with a 1-0 lead. Carlmont didn’t doubt their ability to come back, as they had done so many times this season, but Burlingame’s quick striking ability was too much for the Scots.

Burlingame added two more goals in the second half leading them to another 3-0 victory over Carlmont. This dropped Carlmont to 5-3-1, but they remained in third place heading into a favorable match-up with Westmoor.

Carlmont faced Westmoor on Friday, who had yet to win a league game. This was a good opportunity for the Scots to get back on the right track, but their defense faltered in a high scoring 3-3 tie.

A goal by sophomore, Justin Harpster, led the Scots into halftime with the score at 1-1. The two teams continued to trade goals in the second half, as Brandon Butler and Jeff Sorensen both scored leading the Scots to a 3-2 lead. Late in the game, Westmoor was able to get an equalizer, making the final score 3-3.

While this week has hurt the Scots, they still hold third place over Woodside, who is close behind. The Scots have pivotal match at Woodside on Wednesday, which will have major postseason implications.

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