By Mary Granath Posted November 12, 2008
On Friday, November 7 the Lowry Bucks boy’s soccer team waged a war against Incline. The Bucks had made history only three days earlier when they became the first Sagebrush team to defeat North Tahoe. On Friday they competed against Incline for the chance to go to state. Unbeknownst to the Bucks, they would lose their valiantly fought battle 1-0.
The game began with most of the action on Incline’s half of the field. There were many close scuffles in the goal box and several close attempts made by the Lowry strikers. Ten minutes into the game senior Inaki Hernandez received a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct. Lowry was close to reaching the end of the first half with no other misbehavior, however, sophomore Sterling Snow was given a yellow card thirteen minutes before the half and senior Salvador Mendoza also obtained a yellow card four minutes later.
During the second half of the match, there were numerous close attempts made by either team to score. Lowry defenders Roy Rojas and Cain Avila did a commendable job defending the Lowry goal area. Avila had several notable tackles made during the second half that aided in guarding Lowry’s goal.
During the last ten minutes of the game, the playing intensified. With the teams tied at 0-0, a goal was vital if either wished to achieve a chance at earning a state title. Finally with 30 seconds left in the half Incline scored a goal. The goal was challenged by Lowry who said that it was offside. However, the referees disagreed and 30 seconds later Lowry saw their dreams of state crumble before their eyes.
The Lowry boy’s varsity soccer team played an incredible game and gave their heart and soul on the field. The boys played as a team and were completely in sync with one another.