The boys’ soccer team tied Cristo Rey, 0-0, on Oct. 17 at the school’s fall Homecoming game held under the lights.
Throughout the game the lively crowd supported the team. Students were decorated with red-and-black face paint and cheered ecstatically.
Students also made signs with each senior player’s name and number to show support.
But the tie dampened the atmosphere at the game.
“(The tie) was a little disappointing because it was my last soccer Homecoming at Country Day,” senior Micaela Bennett-Smith said. “But I was so proud of how hard the team played, and all the seniors did amazing.”
Senior Ethan Ham took a penalty kick in the first half, but it was saved by the opposing goalie.
The Cavs created more opportunities in the second half, but failed to convert.
“We weren’t aiming to put passes together until the end, and that’s when we got the most shots on goal,” sophomore Christian Van Vleck said.
This was the first meeting between the two teams this season.
The boys’ next game will be at home on Tuesday, Oct. 21, against Freedom Christian.