By Gene Helfmen
Special to the Weekly
The Lobos soccer team improved steadily through the 2014 season, finishing with a 2 and 14 record but playing well against teams that in the past have scored easily against them.
Lopez won their Oct. 24 match against Cedar Park by a score of 4-3. Lobos scorers included Cosmos Cordova and Fabio Setti. Lopez hosted cross-channel, non-conference rival Friday Harbor on Oct. 27 and lost 5-1. The Lobos held the usually dominant Wolverines to only two goals in the first half, and the score remained 2-0 for another 20 minutes before the Friday Harbor forwards added three quick goals. Lopez forward Cosmos Cordova put in the Lobos’ only score late in the second half.
Lopez then played their last game on Oct. 29 against LaConner and came up short in a 3-1 loss. Ironically, two of the scores against Lopez were of the painful “own-goal” type, as balls deflected by goalie Gavin Goodrich bounced off his own players and into the Lobos net. Coach Shawn Westervelt said afterward, “In reality, we outscored them 3 to 1.”
Cosmos Cordova accounted for the only ball that went into the LaConner net.