Seniors face off against faculty in soccer game


Senior Patrick Silva dribbles the ball in the game against faculty members. The indoor soccer game took place in the main gym during the las period of the day.

The soccer game was a big hit in our school! Lots of people considered the game to be a fun event that was hosted by the senior soccer players and faculty volunteers.

“I honestly didn’t expect it to be as big of a turn-out as it was, I didn’t think it would turn out as well as it did,” senior Jeremiah Belmontes said. “I definitely expected to win against the faculty, and I knew it was going to be a blowout game. They only had about one or two good players.”

The players claimed they had fun in the game.

“I was just trying to have fun in the game and pretty much just enjoy it all,” senior Michelle Velasco said.

In her last year of high school soccer, the indoor game was a fun way to end it. During the game, the crowd participated in chants and cheering on their friends or teachers.

“I didn’t think a lot of my friends were going to be there but a lot of them showed up and it was fun having them watch,” Michelle said.

Not only did the students enjoy the game, but so did the faculty.

“I definitely wanted to play but, in a sense, it was hard to play against the students because the faculty team has never played together before, so it was a little hard to gauge where we were,” faculty member Martin Hernandez said.

Hernandez also helps coach the boys’ and girls’ soccer team, so he has some experience with the players.

“Honestly, coaching these kids a little bit, it wasn’t that difficult to guard them.”

The game seemed easier for the students! But, for the faculty it was a little difficult. 

“It was definitely harder than I expected. I wasn’t expecting to do all that running and being out of shape it was a little bit tough,” Hernandez said. “I 100 percent knew the game would be unfair considering most of us are out of shape, haven’t played in months, and playing against 18-year-olds that are energetic.” 

Even though the seniors won, the faculty still got up there on the scoreboard and showed off their skills.

“I thought the score was going to be way worse honestly, I didn’t really expect to get on the scoresheet that much surprisingly, it was a very close game and pretty enjoyable,” Hernandez said.