Boys’ soccer routs Alemany on Senior Night


Forward Langston Holly ’20 tries to beat his defender to the ball in the 6-0 win against Alemany High School today. Holly scored the first goal of the game on this possession. Photo Credit: Luke Casola/Chronicle.

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Boys’ Soccer beat Alemany 6-0 today on Senior Night, marking the teams eleventh win of the season after a 2-1 loss to Notre Dame High School on Monday. The squad is currently 11-5-4 overall and finished 8-2-2 in league play.

Forward Langston Holly ’20 scored the first two goals for the Wolverines, followed by two goals from forward Henry Sanderson ’20, one goal from midfielder Asher Vogel ’19 and one goal from midfielder Beck Walthers ’22.

Before the game, seniors Charlie Mendes ’19, Maclean Witmer ’19, Alexander Schindler ’19, Nicholas Barnouw ’19, Vogel, Alec Katz ’19 and Elijah Yadidi ’19 were honored for their commitment and time to playing soccer at Harvard-Westlake.

“The seven of us [seniors] act as role models on the field and even off,” Vogel said. “Take [Barnouw] for example who’s always out there giving it his all in every sprint and going his hardest into every tackle. I think we set a good example for the rest of the team.”

Katz did not play today due to a season-ending injury that he suffered over the Winter Break. Defender Pablo Greenlee ’20 played in the 2-1 loss to Notre Dame High School on Monday after coming off a leg injury, but did not play today. Greenlee said that he believes head coach Kris Ward wanted him to rest without risking another injuring to his leg before the first round of the CIF D1-SS Playoffs.

“I’ve been going to a lot of physical therapist sessions and have been training the last couple of weeks with the team,” Greenlee said. “I’m hoping I’ll be in good enough shape to play the full playoff game whenever that is. Mentally, I’ve just been preparing to make sure that I’m ready to put in the work with my team.”

The Wolverines will find out who and when they play in the first round of the CIF D1-SS Playoffs on Saturday night.

“We have a day off for recovery tomorrow and then we will be training hard on Friday and Saturday and continuing to work hard until our next game,” Sanderson said. “We will be lifting and doing lots to mentally and physically prepare for playoffs.”