Varsity boys soccer unlikely to reach CCS

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Photo by Giana Dimick
   The Carlmont boys soccer team lost their final two regular season games, dooming their chances of reaching CCS.

   The Scots faced Menlo-Atherton at home on Monday, on Senior Day. However, senior defender Kevin Petrie was unable to play due to a red card in their previous game.

   This absence showed on the field, as the Scots back line was unstable throughout. Carlmont went on to lose 4-0, but their CCS hopes weren’t done just yet.

   The Scots traveled to Sequoia on Wednesday, leading by one point in the PAL Standings. In other words, the Scots needed a win or tie in order to maintain fourth place in league.

   In their first match against one another, Carlmont bounced back from a 1-0 half time deficit to defeat their rivals 2-1. Sequoia made it clear that they were out for blood as they played Carlmont for the second time.

   Sequoia got off to an early start, taking a 2-0 half time lead, but they knew the Scots were resilient. Naturally, the Scots bounced back, but it was too little too late.

   The final score read 3-2 after 80 minutes of fierce competition, and the Scots were on the losing end. With the loss, Carlmont dropped into fifth place, and their CCS hopes took a huge hit.

   Some of the Scots are still hoping that they could sneak into CCS as an at-large, but this was likely their last game of the 2010-11 season. Regardless, it was another successful and exciting season and Carlmont has nothing to be ashamed of.