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Varsity boys soccer suffers loss to Crystal Springs 2-1

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Striker Ben Cha (12) winds up for a shot on the goal. “What might be an interesting idea is trying to get a bit more pregame hype,” Ben said. “Our energy during our warmups could definitely be a bit stronger.”

Varsity boys soccer lost to Crystal Springs Uplands 2-1 at home on Jan. 10.

The Gryphons scored two goals within the first 10 minutes of the game, but the Eagles’ defense blocked their continuous attacks for the remainder of the half. Striker Ben Cha (12) highlighted the first half with his goal-post hit from the 40-yard line, garnering reactions from both spectators and players. Despite numerous attempts on goal, the Eagles remained scoreless, ending the first half 0-2. 

“It’s looking a little rough right now and could be better, but I think they’ll make a comeback and score some goals in the second half,” spectator Laurel Davies (12) said.

The offense pressured the Gryphons throughout the second half. Forward Ryder Hewitt’s (10) goal arrived with 20 minutes left in the game after the Gryphons subst

ituted their keeper. Harker failed to convert two on-target shots and a corner during a 10-minute offensive surge. The Eagles sustained their aggressive pace but concluded the match with a missed corner.

Jack Yang (12) attempts to steal the ball from a Gryphon. The team lost 2-1 against Crystal Springs. (Michelle Wei)

“Following their second [goal], I feel as though our confidence kind of dropped, but our competitiveness increased,” Ryder said. “We slowly played our way back into things and started charging for the ball more, going into tackles a lot more.”

Throughout the match, the Gryphons appeared louder in communication both on the field and bench, but the Eagles prevented them from scoring another goal.

“What might be an interesting idea is trying to get a bit more pregame hype,” Ben said. “Our energy during our warmups could definitely be a bit stronger.”

The team holds a 2-9 season record. They play against Pinewood at home on Wednesday.

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Desiree Luo, Aquila Co-Managing Editor
Desiree Luo (12) is a co-managing editor for Harker Aquila, and this is her fourth year on staff. This year, Desiree hopes to interview new sources and sharpen her writing. In her free time, she enjoys watching black and white movies, following Bay Area sports teams and browsing bookshelves at Barnes and Noble .
Young Min, Co-A&E and Lifestyle Editor
Young Min (11) is the co-arts and entertainment and lifestyle editor for Harker Aquila and the Winged Post, and this is her third year on staff. Young hopes to build more connections within the journalism team and attend more school related events. In her free time, Young enjoys to dance, listen to music and read books.
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Michelle Wei, Humans of Harker Co-Managing Editor
Michelle Wei (12) is a co-managing editor for Humans of Harker, and this is her fourth year on staff. Through her writing, she hopes to explore topics in more depth and amplify the perspectives of the community. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking pastries, taking evening walks and forcing her friends to listen to Taylor Swift.

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