Men’s soccer team ends season with win


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     The Skyline men’s soccer team won their season finale at home against West Valley 1-0 on Nov. 12. The Trojans ended their season with an overall record of 7-12-2 and a conference record of 5-12-2.
     In the first half of the game, West Valley (2-16-3, 2-14-3) dominated their side of the field as they tried to score against Trojans goalie Joe Wong. In the second half, however, both teams were equal.
     “We both were evenly matched,” said West Valley defenseman Nick Salazar. “Individual efforts by both sides basically made this game worth watching.”
     The lone goal of the game was scored in the second half by midfielder Salvador “Alex” Henriquez. The Trojans were attacking the net against backup goalie Mitch Clapp, who had six saves in the game. Clapp went to get the ball away from Henriquez, who but kicked the ball right past him. It was the third time in the game he tried to score a goal.
     “I went for the opportunity, the third time is the charm,” Henriquez said through the translation of Head Coach Daniel Link.
     This was the last game of the season, and the Trojans ended on a good note.
     “I feel happy because we done everything okay.” Henriquez said.
     This season the men’s soccer team was a team of youth; all the players were freshman who grew up during the season, and had fun playing together.
     He is looking forward to next year where we are going to be even stronger next year we have a good group of guys. Link said to translate for Henriquez. Everyone gets along. We are friends. We just have to work on it, and next year we will be strong.”