Cam High’s boy’s varsity soccer team beat Agoura High 2-0 on Jan. 31, 2020, which was also the team’s senior night.
The game took place at Cal Lutheran University, which is serving as Cam High’s home field for the season while turf is being installed on campus. The game paid tribute to the seniors on the team. “Our seniors came out with a lot of intensity knowing that it’s their last couple of games. It was senior night so they wanted it more than usual,” said Blaine Kramer #4, junior and center-back for the team.
The game took off to a slow start. “The first half we were kind of stagnant and we didn’t get anything back in the net. But in the second half, we picked it up: we had a lot of intensity and we scored two goals in one [half],” said David Kamassah #23, junior and a left-wing.
The team was able to maintain its communication throughout the first and second half. The ball appeared to be consistently on Agoura’s side of the field with persistent passes by Cam High throughout the game. Although the half ended 0-0, Agoura was on the defensive, and there were portions of the match when the ball did not cross onto Cam High’s part of the field.
The second half was more intense, as acknowledged by Troy Grandi #10, junior and center midfield. “We talked a lot and were really physical,” he said. Grandi scored both points for Cam High, both of which were scored in the second half while he was in the goalie’s box. There appeared to be a surge in the second half for Cam High with multiple openings to score for the Cam High team. The first goal was a bottom-left shot around 25 minutes into the 2nd half and the second was a bottom-right shot during the 65th minute of the game.
“These guys are so talented now that its pretty easy for them to create their own space and make things happen on their own,” said Lonnie Sizemore, coach.