Cardinals squander lead and chance for first win

By Tom Price Jr.

Questions have surrounded the offense of the Lindsay Cardinals boys soccer team throughout the early season.

With an aggressive and stingy defense already in place they entered Thursday's match against CVC wondering if they would even be able to find the net.

Their questions were answered in the games first minute when Martin Oseguera sprinted through the middle of the Cavaliers defense and scored.

The offense would continue to play with uncharacteristic precision and scored three more goals. Unfortunately their once strong defense played uncharacteristicly poor, and allowed a game-tying goal late in the second half.

"Our offense did surprise me," Miguel said. "We were winning and we just made silly mistakes and they took advantage of them. I can't tell you anymore than that."

Oseguera would find the net again in the first half lining up a shot from the right side of the goal and rolling it untouched into the left corner.

After CVC pulled to within one goal, the Cardinals again stretched their lead with a goal from Luis Ibarra. Ibarra found himself at the top of the goalie box with only the goalie in front of him. He drilled the scoring shot into the upper right corner Even the Cardinals fourth goal, this time coming from Jose Servin wasn't enough to stop the Cavaliers from evening the score.

The game would eventually be tied and no penalty kicks were made at the end of regulation.

As of press time Lindsay's East Sequoia League opener against Exeter had yet to be played. Results from the match will be in the Jan. 21 issue of the Lindsay Gazette.

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