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JV Orange Soccer Shuts Out Cedar Ridge 2-0

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  • Lucas Casco ’27 defends against a Cedar Ridge Raider. The Warriors were able to keep the Raiders out of their half for most of the game with good defense.

  • Griffin Goss ’26 runs up the field with the ball in an attempt to score. Goss, a midfielder, took many shots on goal.

  • Aiden Shen ’26 dribbles up the field past the opposing team. Shen made many plays down the field and took many shots on goal.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the JV Orange boys soccer team demolished the Cedar Ridge Raiders 2-0 with goals from Joshua Wu ‘26 and Santiago Pena ‘27. The Warriors continued to stay on offense the entire game, dominating possession, pushing hard and not giving up gaps in their defense, leading to their victory.

The first half consisted of a back-and-forth on offense from Westwood with multiple attempts at a goal from Aiden Shen ‘26. As the first half continued on, the team faced stronger defense from the Raiders and were forced to play back, with the offense supporting the defensive line. However, the energy stayed high and the Warriors played like their drills during practice, showcasing their give-and-go’s up the field. Griffin Goss ‘26 also remained a key player in the game taking multiple shots at goal with players attempting to assist. After 20 minutes into the game, the Warriors found an opening in the Raiders defense and Wu scored a goal. Building upon their new momentum, in the final few minutes of the first half, Pena was also able to score with an assist from Shen giving Westwood a 2-0 lead going into the second half.

“I’m very excited for this game,” Goss said. “We played them last and I think we won. [This year] I want to be better on the ball and have better passes.

During the second half, Westwood played defensively trying to protect the lead they had and not let any goals in. The Warriors worked easily with each other, making big switches across the field, and keeping the ball away from Cedar Ridge and on their side of the field for the majority of the half. While the Warriors didn’t score any throughout his half, they continued passing and working the ball up the field. The Warriors spent the remainder of the game conservatively keeping the ball from the Raiders and running out the clock for their win.

“The second half was pretty uneventful,” Noah Revelett ‘26 said. “There was no goals because it was mainly Westwood trying to see out the game and protect our two point lead.”

The Warriors will play their next game versus the Vista Ridge Rangers on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Vista Ridge High School.

 

 

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Mahek Sureka, Yearbooker
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