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MIHS Boys Soccer Defeats Juanita

Jordan Balousek

The MIHS Boys Varsity Soccer team picked up a 3-1 win against Juanita on Thursday, March 24.

The game started out fast-paced and physical, and a goal from senior Remy Frederick ten minutes in put the team ahead early. Another goal for the Islanders came two minutes later, padding their lead. 

The Islanders scored another goal five minutes later, but it was ruled offsides and did not count.

“It was important that we came out with a statement, we recently came off with a loss so it was important to come out today and get the win,” junior Kaleb Rawson said.

A goal by Juanita senior Anas Slassi 22 minutes into the first half made the score 2-1 going into halftime.

The second half featured a little bit of a slower pace, and a fair amount of kickball.

“I think we need to stop playing long balls and start connecting more,” Rawson said.

There was a scramble near the Juanita goal with 10 minutes remaining in the game that almost resulted in a goal for the Islanders, but the ball stayed out of the net. However, a goal by junior Luca Galvin nine minutes later, with just one minute remaining in the game, sealed the deal for a 3-1 Islanders victory.

The game remained exceptionally physical throughout, with five yellow cards awarded throughout the course of the game. However, the Islanders were able to secure the win in the end. 

The team will hope to earn another win against Hazen on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.

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Jordan Balousek
Jordan Balousek, Managing Editor
Jordan Balousek (she/her) is the Managing Editor for the MIHS Islander, and she is in her third year of journalism. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, watching baseball and hockey, working at Arena Sports, reading and hanging out with her friends. She is also a very big fan of multitasking and chocolate ice cream.

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