Boys’ soccer seeks out exciting victory

Tyler Macdonald

Jack Elton, senior, has been an anchor for the Giant’s at midfield all season. He played a key role in the teams victory at Marin Catholic.

On Sept. 12, the varsity boys’ soccer team faced off against Marin Catholic in the squad’s first away game of the MCAL season.

Marin Catholic scored the first goal of the game, and had a 1-0 lead going into halftime.

However, junior Sasha Boussina, striker, made a strong attempt at the goal late in the second half, and managed to draw a foul in the goalie box. Boussina then scored off of a penalty kick to tie the game at 1-1.

Marin Catholic quickly tried to regain their lead, but a solid save by goalie Will Finnie kept the game at a stalemate. Unfortunately, while making the save, Finnie injured himself and had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines.

Senior Will Finnie makes a save off a Marin Catholic corner kick.

“[Both teams] were going for the ball, I think I even ran into one of my own players,” Finnie said. “But it’s my job to just get out and make that play. I landed hard on my back afterwards and I guess my head snapped back.”

Marvin Buch (left) runs in for the ball thanks to lock down defense from Jack Elton (right). Buch later scored the game winning goal during injury time.

Despite the injury to Finnie, Redwood kept battling. With the clock winding down in the final minutes of injury time, senior Marvin Buch made a run to the goal, and managed to find the back of the net off a cross from Boussina. The crowd cheered wildly, and Boussina and Buch celebrated with a not-so-subtle “shoe shine.”

The Giants won the game 2-1, and expanding their regular season record to 1-1