DHS men’s varsity soccer finds its feet

By Riley Donahue,

HUB staff writer–

After their loss to Jesuit two weeks ago, the DHS Men’s soccer team has been trying to find its way. The team is finally getting into the swing of things now, beating Monterey Trail 3-1 on Oct.23.

After many close encounters with the Monterey Trail keeper, sophomore David Villegas was able to score one goal in the first half, and senior Collin Holtz and junior Brian Birt were able to score two goals in the second half.

The first half, players were still trying to find their bearings, but in the second half, they really picked it. Things got heated up when junior Rami Rashmawi got a yellow card, and when senior Alex Raya got substituted out after getting injured on the field.

The offense was also much more aggressive in the second half, which lead to the two goals being scored. The ball was mostly on the Monterey Trail’s side of the field, but when it did come back, the great defending of players such as senior Connor Anderson, and junior Alexander Nelson made sure no goals were scored.

After taking their team photos for the yearbook, the team was in good spirits about the game.

“We played with a lot of heart,” Villegas said. “We’re looking forward to sections,”

“The second half was much better,” coach Alex Park said. “The boys came back, put two balls away and won the game. We’ll see Elk Grove Thursday,”

The team still has a few more games before they start the end of the season tournament, which they really want to win. The next game is an away game against Elk Grove.

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