Now he’s landing goals instead of punches

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .

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His shots went high and wide. Junior Abraham Morales, who showed plenty of speed and skill, couldn’t put the ball into the net to save his life. Then in the second half of the season, things suddenly came into focus for old blurry-shooter. He nailed a shot against Westmark from the left flank. And on more »

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Hatcheting hubris, LCA stood up to Einstein

Posted on 04. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Kayla Armstrong and Michael Ashcraft Since they steamrolled us in our first game, Einstein Academy expected to win handily on the rematch Friday. One player even heckled a Saint: “I guarantee that there is no way we will lose this game.” Well, Lighthouse Christian Academy made them sweat to earn their win. LCA rattled more »

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The exquisite music of soccer at the feet of a Turk in high school

Posted on 03. Feb, 2017 by .

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There are piano movers and piano players on the soccer field. There are beefy guys who marshal girth at speed to jostle opponents off the ball and keep possession. And there are slight figures who ghost around and with exquisite touches on the ball to perform the magic that gets posted on YouTube. Erhan Meric more »

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LCA relinquishes romantic role of underdog in 4-0 win over Pilgrim

Posted on 31. Jan, 2017 by .

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Lighthouse returned to its winning ways Tuesday with a 4-0 shutout of Pilgrim School. There is something romantic, something poetic about slugging it out in a losing battle — if you don’t succumb to cynicism. Parents cheer on their players, who bravely mount a futile fight. Coaches teach the sport to beginners. You are playing more »

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Back down into Earth’s atmosphere: After three wins, a soccer loss

Posted on 31. Jan, 2017 by .

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With three consecutive wins, Lighthouse soccer was flying high — perhaps too high — when Einstein Academy knocked them down back into the Earth’s atmosphere with a stinging 0-6 loss last Friday. The players for the Lighthouse Christian Academy were ebullient as they entered their fourth league game undefeated. They were joking. They were confident more »

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