By Isabel Montesanto,
Solid defense and relentless offense brought the Davis High JV men’s soccer team to a 2-0 shutout on Oct. 15. Save for one tie, the team has had an unbroken winning streak this season, and Tuesday’s game against Sheldon only solidified its perfect record.
Freshman Daniel Castro scored in the first half off of a cross from sophomore Kyle Cuvelier. The next goal was scored in the second half by freshman Diego Tamayo.
Possession was fairly balanced throughout the game, although the Devils had a slight advantage during the second half.
The match was high contact and several yellow cards were issued against the Blue Devils.
Despite the win, the team was not thrilled with its performance.
“I played…okay,” Castro said.
“We played like trash,” sophomore Matt Hill said, echoing his own statement about the Pleasant Grove match won two weeks earlier.
Several of his teammates shared similar sentiments.
None of the players offered explanations for their dissatisfaction with the game, but coach Jesus Mata did. “They’ve just come off a big victory against Jesuit,” Mata said, referring to the 3-1 win this weekend against the team’s longtime rivals. “I don’t think they knew how to react to a big win like that. They got overconfident.”
The team will play at home on Oct. 20 against Consumnes Oaks.