GJHS boy’s soccer wrap-up

The Grand Junction Boys Soccer team suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat in the second round of state playoffs to end the season.

A controversial goal decided the game against Cheyenne Mountain on Wednesday, Nov.3 in Colorado Springs.

“It’s a great accomplishment. Of course, it would be better if we went further but we’re the first team in 15-20 years to win league so that’s a big thing for the school and for the team,” said junior Luiz Aguirre. 

Although a tough loss the Tigerse continue to stay positive and reflect on things they could have done better.

“We gave it our all… we weren’t threatening going forward,” said junior Blake Sturgeon.

GJHS players agree that the last 15 to 20 minutes of the game was where they played the best as a team and had the chances to get the tying score in but they couldn’t pull through.

“The game was super super close and we were about to score but it never happened,” said junior Luiz Aguirre. 

The Tigers ended with a record of 11-6 after a slow 2-4 start. That ncluded an exciting 5-3 first-round playoff victory at home over Steamboat Springs after being crowned Southwestern League champions.

“It was fun while it lasted but hopefully we can get further next year,” said junior Andon Tow.