Freshman Ethan Hockridge (left) navigates around a Lutheran defender on Sept. 9. While Lutheran had no substitutes, the Cavs were able to switch out players and stay rested and hydrated as they played through temperatures of over 100 degrees.

Boys’ soccer team shuts out Lutheran, scoring seven goals in scorching weather

The 104-degree weather on Sept. 9 was so intense in the boys’ soccer game against  Lutheran High School that the refs had to call for water breaks. Still the Cavs crushed the Panthers, 7-0.

The Cavs scored six goals in the first half.

Within the first six minutes of the game, junior Jesus Galindo-Sanchez scored.                                            

Next to score was sophomore starter BJ Askew, who finished with two goals.

The Cavs ended the half with additional goals from senior Diego Perochena, junior Christian Van Vleck and sophomore Theo Kaufman.

Due to the large number of goals scored within the first half, more Cavs played in the second half.

During the second half, the only Cav to score was sophomore starter Jayce McCain.

Although it was very hot, McCain said that the Cavs had enough players to take breaks and hydrate.

The Panthers, on the other hand,  had no substitutes.

Van Vleck said that the opponent didn’t stack their defense, but instead lined up at the midline.

This became a huge disadvantage for Lutheran, as the Cavs were constantly on the opponent’s half of the field.

The boys’ next game will be Thursday, Sept. 10, at home against Freedom High School, at 4 p.m.

—By Ulises Barajas

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