Boy’s Soccer: vs Grisham @ Westwood HS

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Boy’s Soccer: vs Grisham @ Westwood HS

Andrew Bailey, Reporter

The most important game of the year. The rivalry match. The middle school derby. Canyon Vista versus Grisham in boy’s soccer, for bragging rights going into high school, when old enemies will see each other in the halls every day. But what went down this Thursday evening at Warrior Stadium, and which team got to take home the dub, and the right as the best incoming Westwood school in soccer?

Both teams arrived at the school prepped and ready to put on a show for the neutral crowd at the high school. But when the game kicked off, the teams started off a little bit sluggishly. Our Mustangs started on the front foot, with many chances created becoming chances wasted in front of the Grizzlies’ goal. But after eleven minutes of consistent opportunity, CV was rewarded for their attacking with a goal, as Jack Willingham’s cross was not properly dealt with, and Kiyan Tavasoli capitalized. Ten minutes later, the lead was doubled after another ball into the box, this time by Govind Ramesh, was turned in by newcomer Patrick Cotey, who only joined the team the day before after an injury kept him from being on the team at the start of the season.

But it never looked like a sure thing on the defensive end of the pitch, and the backline looked a little bit shaky when dealing with counterattacks from the blue and white. And right before right before the end of the half, the lead was cut in half as a rapid counterattack from Grisham was finished with a collected finish by their striker. However, the game stayed the way it was until the 55th minutes, when Cotey scored once more, poking in the ball at the back post after a cross by Kyle Grimes. Grisham could not rally back, and the Mustangs won the second game of the season, 3-1, versus Grisham.

Come out to see the third game of the year, at home against Pearson Ranch, next Thursday.