Boys’ Soccer: Road to CIF

Steven Poole, Reporter

The La Quinta High boys’ soccer team have concluded the DVL season. They ended up in second place with a 8-4-0 record in the league with an overall record of 15-6-3.
“I feel like we can make something big happen for CIF, but that’s only if we play with heart and passion and give it our all,” said Cesar Rodriguez ‘19. “I believe in my team and our potential.”
Cat City High traveled to play La Quinta on the Blackhawks’ senior night on Feb. 6. La Quinta has seven seniors graduating this year. The Blackhawks  arrived fired up and started the game with two goals from Edward Quintero ‘19 and John Delgado ‘19. The Lions answered back, scoring one goal in the first half. In the second half, Cat City scored and tied the game to 2-2. Late in the second half, the Blackhawks di­d not give up, scoring in the last minute and winning the game. Delgado scored the game-winning goal.
  On  Feb. 1, the boys played the Xavier Saints. The Saints started the game with three goals in the first half. La Quinta fired back and got one goal back in the second half. La Quinta’s goal came from Damian Vasquez ‘19. The Blackhawks lost 3-1.
The Palm Desert Aztecs came into the Blackhawks’ territory on Jan 23. La Quinta started  the game a little slow, but were able to keep it 0-0 in the first half. In the second half, La Quinta came out strong and scored three goals. The goals came from Marco Arambula ‘18 and two were from Liam Manzano ‘19.