By Mahan Carduny,
The Davis High J.V. men’s soccer team won its match 6-0 against Monterey Trail on Oct. 29 ending the season with 20 wins, three ties and no losses. “It says a lot of about our program. That it has a lot quality and a lot of talent.” coach Jesus Mata said. “It’s been a tremendous year.
The game began with Davis in possession. Within the first minute sophomore Jorge Rocha-Figueroa managed to dribble past all of Monterey’s defenders and tap the ball past the keeper.
The rest of the first half was Davis domination, as Monterey seemed to never have the ball. The half was accompanied by late goal from freshman Jack Geist.
During halftime Mata gathered the team to talk about their performance. “You guys look like a rec [recreational] team out there… Get the energy level up. I’m opposed to bad soccer. Increase standard, increase quality.” Mata said.
With the season coming to a close, the team tradition is for every player on the team to score a goal. Today was the last chance for freshman Kailas Dhond to score for the team.
As the second half starts, it becomes the teams’ mission to get Dhond a goal. Within the first couple minutes Dhond had a shot on goal but the keeper managed to parry the ball away unable to stop the follow up goal from freshman Evan Deas.
After several attempts Dhond finally gets a shot to go. Sophomore Matt Hill puts it as “the most we’ve ever celebrated on a single goal.”
Accompanied by goals from sophomore Kyle Cuvelier and freshman Danny Castro, the Devils cruise past Monterey and in celebration of their victory dump all the drinking water on their coach.