On December 17th the Estancia JV soccer team (3-8-1) went up against Oceanview (8-1-3) in a low scoring game resulting in a tie 1-1.
Estancia started off slow in the first half with Ocean View being the more aggressive team, but then Estancia began to advance and become more offensive throughout the game. The opposing team then scored a goal making the score 0-1. One of Estancia’s players junior, Alessandro Madrigal was asked about the teams preparedness, “I think they are a hardworking team, they know how to touch the ball.”
In the second half things got even more intense with Estancia being down a score and profanity being exchanged between teams. Questionable calls were made against Estancia in the form of an offside and the failure to call a penalty kick which could’ve evened up the score.
Estancia had the chance to score on a corner kick but Ocean View with their effort to save the ball scored on themselves. Towards the end of the game tempers and aggression continued when Junior, Addiel Ruiz from Estancia was choked and brought down by one of the defensive players from Ocean View. The scuffle was quickly broken up by teammates. Ruiz said, “The first half our team could have played better, in the second half we picked it up.” The game ended with a score of 1-1. After the game, Estancia’s JV Head Coach Antonio Garcia said, “They could do so much better, they threw away a game. They still have a chance at winning league.”