With 15 minutes left and the Cavs down 3-4 in their Jan. 30 matchup against the Western Sierra Academy Wolves, senior Aidan Cunningham looked to keep the boys’ playoff hopes alive.
Cunningham dribbled through the Wolves’ defense and fired a shot on goal, but it was deflected by their keeper.
But Cunningham followed up with a left-footed shot, which bounced off a Wolves defender into the goal, tying the game, 4-4.
Then, with 10 minutes left, the Wolves got a breakaway downfield and netted their fifth and final goal, solidifying their win, 4-5.
According to sophomore Nate Jakobs, the Wolves’ game-winning breakaway was due to sloppy defense.
With this loss in the books, the Cavs may need just short of a miracle to qualify for league playoffs.
Although it is still mathematically possible for the boys to qualify, they would need to sweep their competition and force a tie with the Buckingham Charter Knights.
The Cavs’ next game is Friday, Feb. 3, against the Leroy Greene Academy Lions at home at 3:30 p.m.
The Lions are currently 1-8 and 0-4 in league.
—By Jake Longoria