January 22, 2013 > Soccer: Bounceback week for MSJ Varsity Men's Soccer
Soccer: Bounceback week for MSJ Varsity Men's Soccer
By Kenny Jacoby
The Mission San Jose Varsity Men's Soccer team had a highly difficult week as they faced the James Logan Colts on Wednesday and the Washington Huskies on Friday. Despite the harsh competition, the Warriors managed to come out of the week with two ties, adding two points to their total standings.
In the 33rd minute of Wednesday's game, Logan's Justyn Raygoza placed a perfect ball in the top right corner of the net to put the Colts in the lead 1-0. It wasn't until the 67th minute that Adam Peavey finished a cross inside the penalty box for the MSJ equalizer. With two minutes to go, MSJ's Noah Yang buried the go-ahead goal for the Warriors on a cross from inside the eighteen. But MSJ could not hold their 2-1, and Logan's Evander Olivares guided a header just inside the right goal post off a corner kick, tying the game at 2-2 in dramatic fashion.
On Friday's game against the Huskies, the Warriors were the first to score, but not until after a full first half dominated by defense. MSJ's Sahil Bansal put the Warriors on the board with a neat finish into the lower left corner, just past the diving keeper. Shortly thereafter, Washington tied it up on a header coming off a free kick that could not be stopped by the Warrior goalkeeper. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Warriors will take on the Irvington Vikings this Wednesday at 5:45 at Tak Fudenna Stadium, and the Newark Memorial Cougars at 7:45 at Tak on Friday.