The Coast Union High School boys soccer team played in the challenging “Cats and Hounds” tournament in Paso Robles on Dec. 5 and 6 and won just one of three matches as the players ran up against some big, tough schools.
Head coach Luis Plasencia said the Broncos defeated Bellarmine College Prep from San Jose (a school with 1,640 students), 4-3, in a shootout. The game ended in a 0-0 tie, hence the shootout. Roberto Quintero blocked two of the penalty kicks in that shootout.
Meanwhile, the Broncos played it tough against another big school in the tournament, Atascadero, losing by 1-0. The Greyhounds lost only one match in the tournament.
Coast also lost to Madera South, 0-3, in the tournament, and the team was shut out by Dos Pueblos, 0-5. Plasencia called the Dos Pueblos team “really aggressive,” and in fact three of Plasencia’s players were injured in that contest.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Alfonso Rodriguez, Danny Pena and Adrian Gonzalez were hurt, according to the coach, who is hoping those starting players will be OK and available for the home match Dec. 8 against Orcutt Academy.