Boys’ soccer in third after hard week

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This week proved to be slightly disappointing for the Scots. The boys’ team started the week 2nd place in league, giving them good leverage in the race for the top three spots to qualify for CCS.

On Wednesday, Feb. 2, the varsity Scots started their week off playing an away game against the 1st place team, Burlingame.  After suffering a few minor injuries and ill-planned plays, the Scots suffered a 3-0 loss.  “Their passing was really good,” commented Justin Quan.  The major play of the game was when one of the Burlingame players dribbled around three of the Carlmont defenders before scoring a goal.

On Friday, Feb. 4, the Scots’ were confident and expecting to win against Westmoor.  However, their overconfidence seemed to shadow their ability to play to their high standards.  “This was one of the worst games of the season; the passing was really bad and no one on our team was going to the ball,” said Nick Monteiro.  Justin Harpster scored the first goal of the game off of Jackson Criswell’s cross. Westmoor scored the second goal off of a penalty kick, then another goal leaving Carlmont down by one.  Carlmont was able to come back with two goals made by Brandon Butler and Jeff Sorenson.  A Westmoor player scored the last goal of the game on a breakaway, ending the game with a tied score of 3-3.

Carlmont is now in 3rd place in league, still putting them in the running for CCS.  “Our goal is still to win CCS,” said varsity captain Kevin Petrie.

The top three teams in league will go on to CCS at the end of the season, which ends on Feb. 16.