On January 16th the Estancia Varsity soccer team (10-5-2) went up against Calvary Chapel (0-5-1) in a low scoring game that ended 2-0 Estancia taking the win.
The game started off with both teams being very aggressive and having equal amount of times to score on each other. Calvary Chapel had come closer to scoring at certain points in the first half. Bryan Alvarez #14 received a good pass and almost scored on Calvary. Calvary Chapel comes back and tries to score on Estancia. Eric Avonce #4 got tripped up while trying to defend the goal so Calvary gets a corner kick which they end up missing. Marcos Arreola #17 takes the ball and forces Calvary Chapel’s goalkeeper to come out making it easier to score the goal. Towards the end of the first half Estancia has had more control of the ball. Leonardo Martinez #8 said at the end of the first half, “Right now we’re doing good and doing good crosses to the goal, attacking center mids giving through balls to the forwards.” The first half then ended 1-0.
At the start of the second half, Estancia was the more aggressive and constantly defended the ball. Estancia got a free kick and miss their shot. Jessie Mejia #20 missed a long shot that hits the top pole of the goal. Omar Martinez #13 later on got a chance of scoring but ended up missing his shot. Estancia then got a corner kick but Calvary Chapel’s goalkeeper blocked the shot. Miguel Pena #11 got tripped up and therefore lead to a penalty kick and scored the goal. After this last goal Estancia maintained control and the game ends 2-0. Gerardo Leon Camberos #10 said, “Good effort from the team, and good result but there's still some improvement that we need.” The Head Coach Robert Castellano was asked what his thoughts were on the game and he said, “A little frustrating the boys didn't play their full potential and underestimated Calvary Chapel but in the end of the day we won the game.”