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BOYS SOCCER | Wolves lose yet again at home

“It was fun supporting our team but I wish we could have one more and show what our city is about,” said audience member Jose Casillas.
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SAMANTHA RAMOS | THE MIRROR
Half time: The dejected looking players get a pep talk.

The bottom line | The Van Nuys Wolves took on the Sylmar Spartans at home on Wed Feb. 2 in a devastating 5-1 loss.

Highlights | 

  • The first half of the game finished with a score of 1-1 in a tight and competitive half.
  • The Spartans began to physically dominate the wolves off the ball, foiling any and all efforts by the Wolves to make a potential comeback. 
  • The Spartans utilized the wide spaces the Wolves left all over the field. The Spartans made lethal passes between the center backs.
  • In the second half, the Spartans scored four unanswered goals.

What’s next | The Wolves will play their last game of the season on Feb. 4 away at the Panorama Pythons pit at 3:00 pm. They will try to enjoy the last game of the season and try to make something out of the last game for many of their high school careers.

TWO ON ONE: David Montejo (#31) goes one vs. two against Panorama’s Kevin Renderos (#10) and Fernando Mejia (#8). Redeeming himself from a big hit with one minute left on the clock Montejo took the ball but was unable to get to the goal, as the Wolves lost 2-0 loss on their home turf. (CREDIT: SAMANTHA RAMOS | THE MIRROR)

The word on campus | 

  • “I came to enjoy the games even though we lost many games because it is my senior year. Hopefully, this school has a better future,” said audience member Christopher Avila. 
  • “It was fun supporting our team but I wish we could have one more and show what our city is about,” said audience member Jose Casillas.

Our thoughts | The Wolves looked unmotivated and were outplayed throughout the game. Many wolves players seemed frustrated with their performance. It was sunny with clear skies. There was little support in the stands, with the only noise coming from the field from the referees’ whistles and the voices of both players and coaches communicating with one another. 

For the books | 

  • 0 wins, 5 losses, 2 ties in league games
  • Division 7th Valley Mission
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Christopher Linares
Christopher Linares, Staff Writer
Christopher Linares is a Sports writer. He is a senior in his first year of journalism. He enjoys playing soccer and supporting the Brazilian soccer player, Neymar. Christopher considers soccer his passion and he plays FIFA for almost three hours a day. He wants to visit Italy because he finds the views beautiful and enjoys eating Italian food. When Christopher isn’t playing soccer, he is listening to rap music and watching the Fast and Furious films. He hopes to attend college but is still unsure on what he would like to study.
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