Men’s soccer ties Rocklin 1-1

sophomore Kieran Swenson leaps for a header.
Sophomore Kieran Swenson leaps for a header in the Blue Devils 1-1 tie with Rocklin High School on Monday, Aug. 31. 

By Bailey MkNelly, Staff–

The Davis High School men’s varsity soccer team tied Rocklin High School 1-1 on Monday, Aug. 31, with both teams playing a defensive-minded game.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, the Thunder took the lead early on in the second half with a shot from midfield. 

Junior Kyle Cuvelier prepares to kick the ball in the Blue Devils' 1-1 tie with Rocklin High School.
Junior Kyle Cuvelier prepares to kick the ball.

“A lot of the boys said we came out nervous,” head coach Alex Park explained. But DHS quickly responded and Matthew Rowen tied up the score with a header off a corner kick, preventing a loss.

“We all know how to play very well as a team, just sometimes we play down to the level of the opposing team. That’s something we need to work on,” junior Alex Hill said.

At first, it appeared DHS had scored a game-deciding goal late in the match, but it was eventually disallowed due to an offside penalty. 

With only a few returning varsity players from last year’s team, Park is still working on the starting lineup, and all players are getting a chance to participate and showcase their abilities. 

According to Park, the preseason continues to focus on improving consistency and increase confidence. 

“A lot of the boys are starting at a new school and the adjustment with the added practice can be exhausting” Park said.  

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