Soccer Season Opener A Nail-Biter
September 6, 2012 by Ty Roder
Spartan soccer loses a heart-breaker against Aurora West College Prep Academy 1-0.
On Friday night, August 31st, the Thomas Jefferson Spartans boys’ soccer team went up against Aurora West College Prep Academy, coming up short with a score of 1-0. The team started out controlling the possession of the ball, but missed opportunities led to a draw after the first half. Early in the second half, Ruben Gutierrez from Aurora West scored, making it 1-0.
“ We played hard in the first half but lost our focus in the second. We tried to pull it together in the end, but we couldn’t quite get there,” Senior Goalkeeper, Colin Suzuki, stated. As time expired, the Spartans looked for any opportunity to score, but couldn’t pull through.
Head Coach, Jon Poole, spoke about his team’s performance. “We dominated for a good part of the game but couldn’t put it away. There were definitely some good things to take away from the game, but we just need to find a way to finish the opportunities we are given,” he said. The Spartans hope to rebound when they play Arvada High School, Wednesday, September 5th at Lakewood Memorial. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8/31 Aurora West College Prep Academy @ TJ 6:00pm (L 1-0)
Wednesday 9/5 Arvada High School @ Lakewood Memorial 4:00pm
Friday 9/7 Northglenn High School @ TJ 4:00pm
Tuesday 9/11@ Conifer High School 4:00pm
Thursday 9/13 @ Smoky Hill High School 4:00pm
Wednesday 9/19 Abraham Lincoln High School @ TJ 4:00pm
Friday 9/21 Denver East High School @ TJ 4:00pm
Tuesday 9/25 @ Montbello High School 4:00pm
Friday 9/28 Kent Denver High School @ TJ 4:00pm
Tuesday 10/2 George Washington High School @ TJ 4:00 pm
Friday 10/5 @ Denver South High School 5:30pm
Tuesday 10/9 @ Denver North High School 4:00pm
Friday 10/12 Denver West High School @ TJ 4:00pm
Monday 10/15 Bruce Randolph High School @ TJ 4:00pm
Wednesday 10/17 @ John F. Kennedy High School @ All City Field 4:00pm