Boys’ soccer falls short against Temple City

By Noah Miyamae

Assoc. Sports Editor

The boys’ varsity soccer team lost to Temple City by a score of 2-0 on the road on Friday January 22. The team is now 1-3 in league and 3-7-1 overall.

The Rams took an early lead in the first half with a goal within the first few minutes. A Temple City midfielder took a shot from far out and sailed it into the goal. The Tigers’ facing a one-goal deficit early on in the game sparked senior defender Ian Geiberger to lead the defensive charge for the remainder of the half and prevent any further damage. On the offensive end, sophomore striker Jack Renken had several notable chances, but none were able to make it past the TC keeper. The half would conclude at a close score of 1-0.

Both sides continued to struggle for possession in the second half. When South Pas had possession, the Tigers took many shots, but none were converted into goals. Throughout the half, it looked as if the Tigers would tie the match, but the Temple City defense was relentless. The Rams would eventually tack on another goal toward the end of the match as a TC striker took a shot from outside the box that fired to the top left corner of the goal. The game would conclude by a score of 2-0.

“The score did not accurately convey our performance in the game,” junior midfielder Max Amido said, “We played very well and are developing team chemistry with every match.”
The team will hope to end its current two game losing streak when the play Monrovia at home on Wednesday, January 27.