Boys’ soccer falls in 1st round match

By Charlton Azuoma

Heading into the postseason, the varsity boys’ soccer team had won two games in a row against Mission League opponents Crespi and Alemany, but the Wolverines were eliminated in the first match of CIF Playoffs against Thousand Oaks, 2-0.

In the first half, neither team could get on the scoreboard, as goalkeeper Wade Clement ’12 kept the clean sheet for the Wolverines.

“I just tried to keep my team in the game,” Clement said. “We weren’t really creating very much out top, so our only chance was to keep things locked down on the defensive end. We tried the whole game to keep the ball out of the net at whatever cost.”

In the second half, things loosened up for the Wolverines on the defensive end, as Thousand Oaks was able to score twice in 10 minutes and beat the Wolverines.

“It was a tough first round game against Thousand Oaks, they were co-champions of their league,” midfielder Charlie Porter ’12 said. “Our offense in the preseason and the beginning of the regular season came out unbelievably hot.”