Here in LA, we experienced a massive rainstorm that seemed to flood our entire world just a couple weeks ago. Subsequently, the AHS soccer team had to endure the inconveniences that ten inches of rain imposed. The boys’ soccer team has played two Almont League games this season before having another two games postponed due to poor weather.
Coming out of preseason with a 6-2-1 record, the boys had prospects for a successful League run.
“We did well in preseason and won six games which is the best start I’ve seen since being here,” said Head Coach Netza Bravo.
However, the boys have lost their first two League games to Bell Gardens and San Gabriel. Also, after the initial losses, the team has not been able to bring up their record due to the poor conditions.
“At Bell Gardens, we were completely out-played and out-hustled, so we didn’t deserve to win that game. At San Gabriel, I believe that we were the better team, but we couldn’t score, so we let [the victory] get away,” said Bravo.
Based on their performance at the San Gabriel game, the team plans to step up their defense and ability to score goals at opportune moments to avoid similar losses.
“We have a great defense, but we don’t have an offense. We open up chances to score but never finish,” said mid-fielder Cesar Ortiz.
However, it is too early in the season to be discouraged, as the team has six more games before playoffs to turn their record around.
by James Ho