By Soraya Fattahi,
The Davis High men’s soccer team suffered a tough loss against Jesuit 2-1 on Feb.1.
The rain was pouring throughout the game. Davis came out slow in the first half and picked up the pace in the second, but could not quite pull through.
“Davis-Jesuit game is always exciting, it’s always down to the wire,” coach Alex Park said.
DHS put up a good fight towards the end of the match, the whole team put in a great effort to beat Jesuit.
“I think all the juniors stepped up and played well, sophomores as well, and the seniors stepped out and showed heart in the second half,” senior Carsen Quick said.
Quick was praised by both his coach and teammates.
During the second half, Jesuit fouled Davis resulting in a free kick for Davis just outside of the box which Quick took, and hit the top of the crossbar, almost going in.
Quick and his fellow seniors hoped to beat Jesuit because it was their last time ever playing the rivals.
Though the Devils did not score this goal, senior Thomas Venner scored a banger.
He scored his very first goal of the season and DHS’s only goal in the match during the second half from a free kick from near the half field mark.
“In the second half, we played our heart out,” Venner said. “We had a lot of good chances, we stepped up. Jesuit’s the best team in the league, so we can be proud of ourselves even though we lost.”
Sophomore Hayden Tam played the whole game, a rarity for a sophomore.
“It’s a great privilege to be out here with these guys and to be able to play as much as I do,” Tam said.