Issue 5 Magazine Sport

Soccer Achieves Their Goal!

It was another excellent season for the Las Lomas Men’s Soccer team, who held a 18-1-5 record in regular season play. A big reason for their success was their defense. Their backline, along with their two goalkeepers have only allowed 12 goals in 19 games. The team prides themselves on their defense which explains why they only have one loss for the season. The Knights are led by a strong senior class: defender Timmy Weidinger and attacker Zack Wilson. Wilson leads the team in goals with nine. Also leading the forwards are Nick Young (sophomore) and Colby Allard (junior).  Both Weidinger and Wilson have commited to play division one soccer, Wilson at Air Force and Weidinger at UC Davis. This team also has two freshmen, Zach Miller and Will Person, who both have been key players to the team’s success this year. The Knights also have a lot of depth at the goalie position with Joshua Davey Winter and Noah Rosen rotating every other game. This is the deepest team the Knights have had in a while with around 12 guys on the bench.

Las Lomas’s first game NCS game went well as they secured a win 2-1 in overtime. It was a very close game throughout as Tamalpais was looking to pull off the upset away from home, but the Knights eventually pulled away in overtime thanks to a goal by Colby Allard, who also scored the first goal of the game. After their big win all focus was put on Northgate for a rematch of Battle of the Creek. Las Lomas won the first matchup 1-0 and were looking to get the same result again. The Knights played about as well as they had all year, winning 2-0 with goals from Zach Miller and Zach Wilson. Las Lomas controlled the game from beginning to end and the game was never in much doubt and the Knights have held the creek for 4 straight games. The turnout was amazing as well, many students and parents came to cheer on the team even in the freezing weather. The Knights season unfortunately came to an end Wednesday when they lost to a very good Richmond team 2-1. The Knights fell behind early in the second half but fought back and tied it with a penalty kick. Then in overtime Richmond scored a free kick goal to win it for the Oilers. Las Lomas finished the year with a 20-2-5 record. The Knights also reached the semi finals for the first time since 2007. The Knights future is bright though with plenty of young talent returning to the team. Hopefully the Knights can carry their success over to next year and work toward a NCS championship.