By Lucia Landivar
At first, the SCCS players were nervous, some with patches on their noses to ease breathing in the unaccustomed altitude, while the Cougars were just excited to be playing on their home field. Drums from both teams were being banged, while people cheered on the players. It was a sunny day with a
Jaguar Juan Carlos Laguna kicked the ball full of force , that seemed like a sure goal, but Cougar goalie Jack Prommel snared it. An apparent goal from Milan Marinkovic got the Jaguar crowd screaming and cheering, but unfortunately offsides was called, nullifying it.
Minutes after, Nicolas Aguirre from the Jaguars kicked the ball straight to Hyun Kim, who headed the ball into the goal, scoring the first point for the Jaguars. The score was 1 to 0, with a Jaguar lead.
Jaguar Josue Abuawad and Cougar Pablo fought for the ball, and clashed together like bulls only to end up on the ground. Fortunately, neither was seriously injured. Minutes after, the first half of the game ended.
The Jaguars came close to scoring a goalfor their team many times, while Jaguar goalie Eduardo Rivera seemed confident, and stopped the balls that came his way every now and then.
Jaguar Manuel Navarro shot a ball straight into the goal, leaving the Cougars no chance to react, resulting in a second goal for the Jaguars.