Cardinal brothers relish in preseason win over the Golden West Trailblazers 3-1
LINDSAY — From sharing toys as kids to now sharing victories with one another, senior Cardinal Daniel Perez takes to the field with his younger brother, freshman Andres Perez. The Cardinals carried a solid win as they communicated up and down the field, ending the game 3-1 against Golden West Trailblazers.
Lindsay hosted the Trailblazers Thursday, Nov. 18, winning their third game of the season. Ten minutes into the match Cardinal Andres scored their first goal, followed by brother Daniel ended the first half ahead 2-0. The Trailblazers’ first and only goal of the night came in the form of a penalty kick by senior Jonathan Lopez. Daniel returned in the second half with his final Lindsay goal as a penalty kick.
Daniel mentioned the feeling of sharing the field with his younger brother and as a team to stay composed and score in any opportunity given.
“They challenged us with their physical ability, their strength and we just matched it.” Daniel said.
Coaches remind players of the importance of preseason, and know the goal is to prepare for the league, as any team would like to end the season with a championship title. Golden West coach John McCaw mentioned how his team is preparing for his upcoming season.
“The first part of the season is to get prepared for our league. Our league is a pretty tough league. So, we hope when January rolls around that we’re much more solid defensively, and that we have a little bit more of an identity going forward,” McCaw said
Four freshmen are on Lindsay’s soccer team this season which is more than coach Tony Godoy has ever had on his team before.
“I think everybody knows the potential of how good we can be. It’s been a while since I’ve seen that. But it’s one thing thinking how good we can get and then applying it. So, I think the mentality is there; just a lot of positive energy around the program,” Godoy said.
Lindsay won their following game that Friday against Mt. Whitney 6-0; up next, they will be playing Hanford West on Nov. 23.