Soccer suffers early struggle

Boys soccer struggles with six ties and are trying to keep their hopes up for league finals.


Tiffany Lee

Junior Jayden Sanchez goes in for a penalty shot against Chino High School while teammates anticipate a scored goal.

While the Diamond Bar High School boys soccer still has its sights set on becoming  Mt. Baldy League champions, the team has dug itself into a hole. Just four games into the season, the Brahmas have a league record of 0-3-1 and an overall record of 1-6-2.

In spite of the teams early mishaps, head coach Pete Orosco remains optimistic about the team’s success this season.

“I think they are still putting all the pieces together right now,” Orosco said. “But they have the right mentality, [which is] the spirit of competition and the enthusiasm for the game.”

 In the team’s first game, the team lost 4-1 to Montclair and then   proceeded to tie 2-2 against Chino.

“We aren’t doing as well as I expected but there are plenty of other games to play, and I expect that we will be able to have a good record this year and make it to CIF,” sophomore Jackson Haynes said via Instagram.

One of the main reasons behind this early struggle is the team’s difficulty in sticking with formations. The team said they need to improve its  offensive capabilities and synergy on the field. Despite these flaws, seniors Abdul Abboushi and Jayden Sanchez are having good seasons so far.

“Myself and Jayden Sanchez are having a remarkable season, both of the reason why we are both stepping up for our team and constantly want the ball checking in,” senior Abdul Abboushi said.

Despite being one of the four sophomores on the roster, Haynes has surprisingly emerged as an x-factor, playing well as the center defensive midfielder for the Brahmas

“Jackson Haynes is beasting it out there and is one of the more dominant players,” junior Aj Mcelrea said.

With six games remaining in the season, the team remains in the hunt to place well in league and possibly make a postseason run.

“I think we have a good chance to win league, but we just need to have a better start to games and finish our scoring opportunities,” Haynes said.

In pursuit of their first win, the Brahmas will host the Montclair Cavaliers Thursday.