The Harvard-Westlake (HW) soccer season has begun, and varsity, JV and middle school teams are preparing for their upcoming games.
The Varsity squad played their first game against Agoura High School, winning in with a convincing 5-0 victory. They then went on a four game unbeaten streak against Beverly Hills, Crespi and Dos Pueblos, until they had their first loss of the season against Capistrano Valley in a tight 1-0 loss. The team then bounced back from the loss and in a game against St. Francis, where freshman Xavier Csato ‘22 scored a late winner,
“It was an amazing feeling to score my first varsity goal for Harvard-Westlake, and I hope I can continue to contribute to the team,” Csato said.
In their most recent game, the Wolverines won 3-0 with a hat trick coming from Langston Holly ’20 against Notre Dame. Varsity has started the year out strong with a 7-3-3 overall record and a 5-0-1 league record and are also top of the mission league, and they are hoping to stay in their current good form. “We have started the season off well and I hope we can continue to challenge for the championship,” Csato said.
The JV Team currently has a overall 5-5-1 record and a 2-2-1 record in the league and are hoping to improve as the season goes on. The team won their first game in a game against Agoura 2-1 as well as their second against Beverly hills, but in their most recent game the JV team fell to a 0-2 defeat to Notre Dame. “The game against Notre Dame wasn’t the result we wanted but hopefully we can learn from this defeat and win our next game,” Claudio Amaya ’22 said.
The team’s next game is away at Alemany and the team is hoping for a better result.
Currently the eighth grade team has played no games due their first and only game being cancelled. “I’m disappointed we weren’t able to play against Sierra Canyon, but I am looking forward to playing our first game and hopefully winning.” Charlie Seymour ’23 said.
The team’s first game will be away at Chaminade and the team is hoping to start the season off strong.
The seventh grade team has the started the season well, winning both of their games so far. With a strong 4-2 win against Heritage(Gold) and blow out victory 10-0 against Heritage(Black) the seventh grade team is on a hot streak and are hoping this can continue so that they can make playoffs. Their next game is against Chaminade at home.
“I’m disappointed we weren’t able to play against Sierra Canyon, but I am looking forward to playing our first game and hopefully winning.” Charlie Seymour ’23 said.
Overall, HW Soccer is off to a good start and teams are hoping they can push on for their respective championships.