Boys’ soccer outmatched by Monrovia’s strong offense

By Noah Miyamae

Assoc. Sports Editor

Photos by Hana Tyszka

The boys’ varsity soccer team was unsuccessful against a very strong Wildcat team on Wednesday, February 10 by a score of 4-0 at Monrovia. This loss gives the Tigers a final Rio Hondo League Record of 3-6-1 and overall record of 5-10-2.


The first half progressed in the WIldcats’ favor as they were dominant in most aspects of the game. However, senior defender James Anderson limited the surging Wildcat offense with many tackles and recoveries. Toward the middle of the half, Monrovia would take a 1-0 lead on a goal off of first time goalkeeper senior Clayton Kabealo. Although Monrovia would score four goals in the game, Kabealo had a memorable performance as the South Pas keeper with many notable saves throughout the game. Toward the end of the half, Monrovia would score once more, making the score 2-0.


The second half mirrored the first as Monrovia continued to control the ball for much of the time. The Wildcats would score two more goals in the half, but Kabealo continued to block many attempts and the South Pas defense would limit Monrovia’s many scoring opportunities. The game would conclude with Monrovia comfortably ahead by a score of 4-0.


“This was a tough loss, but Monrovia is a really strong team,” junior Mathew Kramsch said, “As for the overall season, we had many ups and downs, but the returning players for next year have gained a lot of experience this season.”

This loss wraps up the season for boys’ soccer, as the Tigers have also been eliminated from CIF contention. The team faced many adversities after losing many key players, but fared well regardless. Boys’ soccer will hope to utilize the experience gained this season in next year’s season as many of the starters will remain.