Sep 112013

By Greg Perkins
After a positive scrimmage contest against St. Johns, the Holbrook soccer squad opened the season Sept. 4 on a down note, falling to a talented Northland Prep team at Roadrunner Stadium by a final of 9-1.
Holbrook didn’t have many issues scoring in the scrimmage match, with Theron John finding the goal four times. Alec Smith and Jordan Foster also scored goals in a match in which an official score is not kept.
“Jordan Smith was strong for us at midfield, and Micah McClellan was solid in the middle defense. James Ramirez’s attacks from the wings gave us a number of scoring opportunities as well. Trevor Barton and Jonathan Dawson were dependable defenders, and Kelsey Foster finished up the match in goal with a couple of fine saves,” said Coach Dave Wright.
Facing Northland Prep in the first official game, Holbrook gave up five first half goals as the visitors capitalized on several Roadrunner mistakes.
Smith scored Holbrook’s only goal of the match late in the first half off an assist from John. Carlos Quintana started the game in goal and allowed seven goals, but made eight saves. Freshman Jimmy Saxton took over in goal in the second half, making four saves, while allowing two goals.
“Overall, I was pleased to see the team play with heart and never stop hustling. It is a mark of character to play whistle to whistle in this type of a game,” concluded Coach Wright.