BEAUMONT: In just five games this season, the girls’ soccer team has tripled the number of victories they amassed in 2017. One could say they are off to a good start at 3-1-1.
Which isn’t exactly how the girls started their play in the Beaumont tournament in which they lost in heartbreaking fashion to Cathedral City in the final minute of the game last Friday.
But they rebounded.
In the next day they beat Victory Valley by 5-0 and Aquinas by a score of 4-1.
“The girls were able to take the lesson from their loss and were more aggressive creating scoring opportunities” Coach Dave Smith said of the girls’ boomerang.
On Monday on their home field, King completed the Consolation Victory with a win over El Modena
“The game was evenly matched” Smith said. “The difference maker was a two pass combination from Andi Hanjie to Ashley Quiroz to Kyle Tusant who scored the game winner with ten seconds left in the first half.”
For the tournament, Kyle Tusant scored five goals, Valerie Mercado scored two goals, Andi Hanjie scored two goals, and Kyle Patterson scored on a free kick from 40 yards out.
“I was pleased with the effort of the girls and the opportunity to try the girls at different positions. It will be important as we prepare for league to have players who are familiar with the roles of not just their position but those of their teammates” Smith said when it was all over.
Such maneuvering is indicative of a team on the move, a team planning on bouncing back from where they finished in 2017.