Soccer

Quincy player pushes down the field while a Wenatchee player tries to catch up and intercede.

The Jacks soccer team took their second non-league loss on Saturday to Wenatchee.

First half of the match on April 17 started with Wenatchee scoring first. The Panthers also had a penalty kick but missed the shot.

At the half, Wenatchee was leading 1-0.

In the second half the game, Jacks finally got on the board with a goal made by senior Jose Lopez.

Wenatchee came back to score two more goals and win the game. The final score was 1-3.

“Saturday’s game we knew was going to be a tough one. Wenatchee is a good team and we may have not gone in with the strongest team we have for various reasons. The players did great that day especially on the build up to our goal of a great combination of passing and great finish by Jose “Tachiz” Lopez,” Head Coach Francisco Tafoya said.

Their first game of the season was on April 10 when they beat league contender Cascade 5-0.

The following week, on April 13, they lost their first league match to Cashmere 2-1.

The Jacks current standing is 1-1 in the conference and 1-2 overall.

“Our goals for the season is to win that league title and at the same time be competitive against some strong oppositions from 4A schools. It’s a bit too early to give credit to players but I appreciate the work from all the players who don’t have much experience at the varsity but have been working extremely hard to try to win these games,” said Tafoya.

The varsity team has only four seniors this year; Noel Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Jairo Carillo and Osvaldo Acevedo.

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