Written by JJ Discher
Cover photo by Bob Dahlberg
On Wednesday night, the Varsity boy’s soccer team celebrated their senior night with a victory against the Burlingame Panthers, winning by a final score of 2-1.
The Senior ceremony occurred just before the game lasting about thirty minutes. It began with the players lined up with their families. Each senior’s name was called as they walked across the field surrounded by their teammates. “It was a great turn out and it really pumped the team up for the game,” said senior Quinn Gostyla.
Burlingame controlled the beginning of the game, keeping the ball in their possession for most of the first half. Despite this, M-A was able to strike first with Albrecht Tribukait scoring the game-opening goal. Burlingame would bounce back when a Burlingame player headed a rebounded shot off the crossbar into the goal.
M-A dominated the second half, defensively shutting the Panthers out, with senior Toivo Zahir scoring a goal for the Bears off an assist from senior Rishi Siddarth.
Gostyla said, “We knew we had to win to keep our chance at playoffs, so we came out with more energy and it paid off.”
Wednesday’s win for the Bears was huge as they not only kept their chances of playing in the CCS playoffs alive but also handed the Panthers their first loss of the season. Gostyla also said, “Unfortunately our winning streak may have come too late, there isn’t much we can do at this point besides beat Woodside on Friday.”
The Bears extended their winning streak to five on Friday evening with a victory against Woodside and are headed to the CCS playoffs.