Boys varsity soccer team ties New Jew, 0-0

Boys varsity soccer team ties New Jew, 0-0

Avi Sholkoff

Staff Writer

On a freezing Saturday night on December 10, Milken’s boys varsity soccer team took on their bitter rival, the New Community Jewish High School (New Jew) Jaguars. After 80 minutes, the game ended in a scoreless draw.

Milken had many opportunities to win the match. Their best chance came in the second half when Ari Spitzer ’12 had a chance to shoot uncontested against Jaguars goalie Michael Greenburg, but could not convert the shot and capitalize on the opportunity.

New Jew had plenty of chances to score as well. Their best opportunity came when Jonathan Antebi took a penalty kick against Wildcats goalie Harris Girocco ’13 that would have likely been the game-winner. However, Girocco made a fantastic save that kept the Wildcats in the game.

After a hard-fought matchup, the referee’s whistle blew, and the game drew to a close. Players from both teams were unsatisfied with the result. Daniel Black ’15 was a little disappointed that the Wildcats could only muster a tie, but was optimistic about their performance.

“I thought that we played well and we created lots of chances but could not convert any. Defensively, we were solid and allowed very few shots. Also, our goalie came up huge with a saved penalty shot and rebound,” he said.