After two previous meetings resulted in a loss and a tie, the Marauders hoped their road trip to Davis on Monday the 29th would end with a favorable result. The game was scoreless at half, and remained so until the 60th minute, when a ball took a lucky bounce and landed in front of a Davis attacker who converted. Six minutes later Davis struck again. The Marauders were unable to mount any offense, and remained stuck in their half. A shot from way out brought the score to 3-0.
The JV Gold soccer game against Rio Americano’s Freshman team was played in a mud-pit. With terrible field conditions, the Marauders had a hard time finding their footing. Rio scored two goals in quick succession, capitalizing on mud-impacted play. It was a very physical game. Twenty-two minutes into the half Jesuit finally found a break when Anthony Alvarado found Nolan Rodriguez.
The JV Gold soccer team came out firing on January 17th, with many scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert. The Marauders dominated the entire half, with the Eagles having only one shot. In the second half, Anthony Alvarado dribbled from the halfway line and as defenders closed in, had a fortuitous deflection which made the score 1-0. Ten minutes later Aaron Chou made it 2-0. Jesuit wasn’t quite finished and Donovan Carrillo passed it to Nolan for goal number three. Final score JESUIT 3 – EL CAMINO JV -0.
The Whitney Wildcats came to Jesuit on Friday, January 12th after the previously scheduled game earlier in the week was rained out. Jesuit was ready to play and came out strong. The Marauders took the lead 1-0 in the first half when Anthony Alvarado sent in a corner kick and Matthew Sauls was there to put it in. Whitney was only able to muster two shots on goal all game, while JV Gold had 13. All it took was one, however. Final score JESUIT 1- WHITNEY -0.
On Friday, January 5th, the JV Gold soccer team was on the road against Rocklin in what proved to be a rainy, messy game. The entire first half was played in the middle of the field, with both teams taking turns turning it over. The heavy rain proved to be difficult for both sides to play their respective games, and neither team put up any offensive threats. In the second half, the rain eased up a bit and play on both sides of the ball improved.
The Marauders JV Gold hosted Rio Americano’s JV team on Wednesday January 3rd. It was a tough battle, with the play mostly in the middle of the field. Rio was able to put in a header off a defensive lapse right before halftime. The Marauders had a tough time mounting offense, and only had one real scoring opportunity. The Raiders scored an insurance goal in the second half and the game ended Rio Americano 2 – Jesuit 0.
On Thursday, December 21 the JV Gold Soccer team played at Folsom, the second away game this week. It took some time for the Marauders to warm up on this cold morning, but in the 19th minute, Aaron Chou found Matthew Sauls on the run and he placed a shot right under a sliding goalkeeper. Just before half the same combination of players worked again, this time Sauls lifted it to the back of the net with the outside of his foot. Early in the second half Michael Roush’s persistence paid off as he capitalized on a keeper dribbling error.
The JV Gold soccer team played Davis in an attempt to avenge the 1-0 loss last time they played. The entire game was played in the middle of the field with neither team having any solid chances. Passing on both sides of the ball wasn’t crisp, so no real offense was mounted. Jesuit had one close call just before the final whistle but the shot went just wide of the goal. Final score 0-0.
The JV Gold Soccer team had their first away game this weekend against El Camino. The Eagles anticipated a tough match, starting five in their defensive line. At the 11th minute, the Marauders began their assault. Elijah Gula found a running Matthew Sauls who scored on the run. Ten minutes later Donovan Carrillo passed it to Nolan Rodriguez who scored. In the 25th minute Jake Warren passed a long cross- and as the keeper came out, Alexander Maguire was there to slam it home. Just before half, Carrillo found the net off a corner kick from Rodriguez.
On December 12th the Davis JV team came to play the JV Gold Soccer team. The Marauders looked strong from the first whistle, playing their game, and maintaining possession in the attacking half of the field. Jesuit had many chances to score, including a rocket off the post, but unfortunately couldn’t capitalize. With twelve minutes to go in the first half, Davis scored on their very first shot of the game. Keeper Stephens came out and made a great save, but the deflection took a lucky bounce and landed at the feet of a Davis player.
Friday, December 8th brought the Whitney Wildcats to Jesuit to face the JV Gold Soccer team. Although the Marauders dominated from the beginning, they had no luck finding the net. Whitney capitalized on a mistake and scored on the only shot they took all half, taking a lead into half. The Marauders took to the field in the second half resolute to win the game. Ten minutes into the second half, Donovan Carrillo sent a ball forward to Alexander Maguire, who then beat his defender and scored a far post goal.
The Rio Americano Freshman Team came to Jesuit on Wednesday, December 6th to face the JV Gold Soccer team. Fifteen minutes into the game, Aaron Chou buried a shot just inside the near post off a pass from Anthony Alvarado. The Marauders had plenty of scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert. The half ended 1-0, with Rio having no real chances to tie the game. The second half continued with more of the same, the Marauders dominating the play. In the 44th minute Nolan Rodriguez passed it to Elijah Gula whose shot ricocheted into the net off a defender.
On Wednesday, November 29th the JV Gold Soccer team kicked off their season at home against Natomas. Fifteen minutes into the game, there was a foul outside the outer corner of the box. On a direct kick, Michael Roush stepped up and scored to give the Marauders the lead. The half ended 1-0. In the 73rd minute Donovan Carrillo scored a goal off a corner kick. Jesuit dominated play much of the game, with Natomas only having one real scoring opportunity with a shot off the post. Marauders win 2-0, with a good start to their season.