Manitou’s Loss to Vista Ridge Could Be a Building Block to a Great Season.

Meghann Root, reporter


The boys soccer game August 28 against Vista Ridge was only a small let down for both the team and the spectators present at the game. The team had done well for their first game of the season, especially against a team with a very high record from past seasons.

The Mustangs had a tied game at half-time with the score at 1-1. They held their ground for the first 10 – 15 minutes of the second half and both teams scored again.

Josh Elkington (11) scored off a penalty, but that was before the team became noticeably tired. This is when the Vista Ridge Wolves took advantage and scored three times before the last 5-10 minutes of the game.

Despite the short amount of time left, the Mustangs managed to slip past Vista’s defense with a few give-and-go’s, and Darwin Fredrickson (12) crossed the ball into the bottom right corner from the outside right of the penalty box. This goal ended the game with a score of 5-3, a victory for Vista Ridge despite the Mustangs’ hard fight.