Varsity boys soccer scores another victory


Hanna Dupre

Senior Emilio Bunnell races to get the ball before a Fallbrook player can gain possession. Later on, Emilio scored the only goal in the game grabbing a win for Carlsbad.

Karissa Lynaugh, Writer

The boys varsity soccer team took on Fallbrook at home Tuesday, Dec. 16. After a successful start at the Coronado tournament, earning second place overall to Hilltop, the boys look forward to a hopeful season. Using the tournament as motivation to achieve victory over Fallbrook, they pulled out a win. Each day after school the boys have been out on the turf practicing their skills and improving their fluidity as a team.

“We come out to practice basically working on possession and going over formation work.” senior defensive player Colin Morrison said. “We practice knowing where to shift and what to do when we have the ball and do not have the ball. That is how we got the win.”

Lancers started the game off with kick off and maintained possession of the ball. Several attempts were made during the first half to score with a cross from senior Ian John and a penalty kick from outside the box taken by senior Emilio Bunnell barely missing because of a close save from the keeper. Carlsbad scored a goal towards the end of the half, however the refs did not count it. After dominating the first half but no official finishes by Carlsbad, the score remained 0-0.

Entering the second half with 40 minutes left to put a goal in the back of the net, lancers went out strong putting pressure on Fallbrook’s defense. No goals were made by either team until, with less than six minutes to the end of the game, Emilio Bunnell scored putting Carlsbad in the lead. As the remaining few minutes of the game passed, Joseph Kicko almost assisted the second goal for the Lancers by crossing the ball in front of the goal, but the ball went out after a close attempt to score by Carlsbad’s offense. With a relentless mindset from the Carlsbad defense, Fallbrook did not score, ending the game with a score of 1-0 Carlsbad.

Boys soccer is looking to improve as each game passes by taking a lesson away from the games they play.

“We are looking to improve on scoring,” Morrison said. “We are solid in the defense and looking to keep a clean sheet record from last year.”

With another victory behind them, men’s soccer looks forward to scoring more goals as they enter their upcoming season. Lancers will be playing in the Lotto Western Showcase Dec. 18 at San Clemente. They also have a game at San Pasqual on Jan.7.

“We are excited that soccer season is back and are ready to play our best,” Morrison said.