Junior Jesus Galindo-Sanchez, senior Brad Petchauer and sophomore Jayce McCain fit in some practice before game day at home. Away against Cristo Rey on Oct. 5, the Cavs tied 0-0.

Solid Cristo Rey defense leads to a tie, 0-0, for boys’ soccer

The Cavs may have held possession throughout the Oct. 5 game, but Cristo Rey’s defense kept them unable to score, which resulted in a tie, 0-0.

“The opponent’s defense was pretty solid,” sophomore starter Jayce McCain said.

“It was hard to score on them because they had a great defense,” he added, and “our attackers couldn’t get by them with their speed. That’s usually how we beat teams, with our athleticism.”

According to McCain, one problem the team has is dribbling the ball too much.

“Sometimes we dribble too much when a person could be wide open for a goal,” he said.

The Cavs constantly put pressure on the Saints, attempting to score four goals.

According to McCain, one player on the opponent’s team, #21, really excelled.

“He was really good and didn’t let anything get past him,” McCain said.

For the next game, McCain said the Cavs need to work on passing more.

Although the game resulted in a tie, McCain said he would take it.

“We never like to tie, but I guess it’s better than losing,” he said.

The boys’ next game will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. against Buckingham Charter Magnet High School.

The Cavs beat Buckingham, 2-0, when they last played the Knights on Oct. 2.

—By Ulises Barajas

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