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Soccer beats Golden in intense match

On Tuesday night, boys soccer gathered on the field for their game against Golden High School. Far from the warm, summer nights the team has played during all season, the wind had picked up, the cold had settled in and dark was fast approaching. Nonetheless, the Lions ultimately pulled through, winning the game 1-0.

It was a nail-biting game, full of yellow-cards and headers, close calls and near misses. Not a single point was scored the entire first half of the game, but that was not for lack of trying.

“Golden came to play, and so did we,” said senior Michael Melton.

Both teams had an impressive offense, and an even more impressive defense. Senior goalkeeper Joe Girkin stopped several shots throughout the game, garnering loud cheers from the crowd. Neither team seemed to have the ball for more than a few seconds, and players were constantly running from one end of the field to the next. It was not an easy win for the Lions.

“This was one of the hardest games and one of the best teams we are going to play,” said senior Nate Schwarz.

Into the second half, there was no sign of slowing down. There was talk of overtime, with the score being tied 0-0. However, junior Omar Serrano scored a goal during the middle of the second half which secured the lions their win. All they had to do now was keep Golden from scoring.

“It was just a hard, physical game. But I am just happy with the outcome and happy with the way the Lions played today,” said Melton.

LHS is ranked 11th in the state, while Golden High School is only one place behind. The boys remain undefeated.

Junior Omar Serrano is carried by his teammate in celebration.

Senior Ethan Schwarz does a corner kick.

Omar Serrano jumps up to kick the ball.

Senior Lucas Ogilvie races an opponent to the ball.

Omar Serrano races to the ball, flanked by two opposing players.

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