Scots scorch the Knights

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Henry Massey

Sophomore Shawyaan Hajebi-Tabrizi beat his defender to become one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

The Scots dominated the Menlo Knights 10-0 on Wednesday night to win their first game this season.

The win meant a lot to the Scots, as their first game of the season against Menlo resulted in a disappointing 2-0 loss.

“I think we knew we had stuff to work on after losing on Monday, and I think we made those adjustments,” said Ryan Freeman, the head coach of Carlmont’s JV boys soccer team.

However, the Scots did not focus on that loss too much, as they scored almost immediately as the game started. From that point on, it was utter domination from Carlmont. They scored a minute later, and by the 15th minute, the score was 5-0 and would stay the same for the rest of the first half.

“Even though we were up by five, that doesn’t mean we don’t have things to work on,” Freeman said. “We knew what we had to work on, and when we move on to the second half of the game, we stick to our plan.”

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The second half was no different. The Scots continued to pour goals into the back of the net, adding five goals in the last 20 minutes of the game.

The loss a game prior served as fuel for Carlmont to continue on, and the players were pleased with the way they bounced back.

“What does this game tell you about this team? It shows that we can bounce back, that we all have that dog mentality to just go out there and give it our all,” said sophomore Pano Koutoulas, who scored Carlmont’s seventh goal.

After the game, it seemed like the team was feeling confident and achieved what they had set out to accomplish.

“It felt good to not only win but to score my first goal today,” said Shawyaan Hajebi-Tabrizi, a sophomore at Carlmont.

Despite the outcome of the game, the Scots still felt there was still room to improve.

“We could have been more pitch aware, but overall it was a good game, and I’m looking forward to a fun season,” Hajebi-Tabrizi said.

The Scots have their next game on Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m., at home against South San Francisco.