Dream soccer season comes to an end


Lancer defenders close down a Los Osos player.

Nick La Bounty, Assistant Editor

On Thurs., March 8, the CHS girls varsity soccer team fell to Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos 3-2 in the CIF Southern Section Division I regional semifinals.

Assisted by juniors Caroline Muoio and Toni Duggan, sophomore Cindy Garcia had a pair of goals for the Lancers, but it was not enough to oust Los Osos.

Los Osos, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation by ESPN, had not lost a game all season, boasting an impressive 26-0-3 record.  Carlsbad with an 18-5-7 record, had their 10 game win streak snapped a game away from the regional championship which will be played this Sat. at Warren Downey High School.

It was a season for the records book for the CHS team so they have no reason to hang their heads.  They won the Avocado West league title for the first time in the program’s history which was highlighted by a pair of wins over crosstown rival La Costa Canyon.

A league title set the stage for a magical playoff, capped off by a 2-1 OT win versus San Pasqual to take home the school’s first ever CIF Championship.

“I’m glad I was a part of the greatest team in the school’s history.  No one expected us to accomplish what we did,” senior Haley Hendricks said.

Even with a core group of seniors leaving the team, the future looks bright for the Lancers.

“We have quite a few returners coming back next year, and I hope we can all be as close on and off the field like this season,” Duggan said.