By Noah Miyamae
Assoc. Sports Editor
Photos by Hana Tyszka
The boys’ varsity soccer team fell to an overbearing Monrovia team on Wednesday, January 27 at home by a score of 6-0. This loss brings the team to a 1-4 Rio Hondo League record and 3-8-1 overall.
Monrovia was a much stronger opponent out of the get-go. They scored throughout the match and maneuvered past the Tiger defense. However, a positive outcome on the defensive end was sophomore Jack Renken, who stepped up for the injured junior Max Amido and limited the Wildcat strikers. Additionally, seniors midfielder Oskar Hernandez and striker James Tulin had several notable opportunities by weaving through the Wildcat defense. Nonetheless, the Tigers could not capitalize and were held scoreless at the half.
The second half was similar to the first as Monrovia continued to pressure the Tiger defense. The Wildcats would eventually seal the deal with a total of six goals scored. In the closing minutes, South Pas made final pushes to get on the board, but none were successful. The game concluded with a Tiger loss by a score of 6-0.
“We are very motivated to come back from this loss as it was a hard loss to Monrovia,” junior Mathew Kramsch, “The team wants to come back as Monrovia has become almost a new rival.”
The Tigers will hope to get back on track when they face San Marino at home on Friday, January 29.