Logan boy’s soccer had a big 2-1 victory on Tuesday, March 21 against school rival Sky View. The Grizzlies, 0-3-2, were looking for their first win of the season for their first home game. The Bobcats had a record of 1-1-1 with an impressive 2-0 win over Skyridge, giving the Falcons their only loss of the season. Sky View was going into the game with a lot of momentum from their upset.
After kickoff, the Bobcats immediately put a lot of pressure on Logan’s defense. They were able to get a couple shots off but weren’t on target. When Sky View fell short of scoring early, Logan was able to retaliate by making their way down the field in shooting range. They too weren’t able to take any worthwhile shots.
“They got us early but we were able to regroup ourselves and got the comeback.”
Eventually, the Bobcats were able to get the ball back and make their way down to Logan’s goalkeeper E.J Ricardo and scored within the first 15 minutes of the first half. After Sky View had a 1-0 lead, the Grizzlies upped their defense and made a lot more stops.
The Grizzlies started off with the ball in the second half but quickly lost it to the Sky View defense, but were able to get it back. Jonny Guadarrama dribbled the ball past the Sky View defenders and was able to get a clear shot to the goal. Guadarrama wound his leg back and kicked the ball past the goalie and tied the game.
The crowd cheered as Guadarrama was addressed by his teammates and coaches. If neither team scored before the time was over, the game would result in a tie.
Time was running out and both teams had been unable to score a goal--until Logan High sophomore Josue Mora had the ball and sprinted between all the defenders into shooting range and took a shot at the bottom right corner of the goal to score the lead-changing goal. Everyone cheered and created havoc to distract the Bobcats. Time came to an end for Sky View and the Grizzlies won 2-1.
E.J. Ricardo summed up the game in one sentence: “They got us early but we were able to regroup ourselves and got the comeback.”