The Delhi Hawks soccer team had been running with a streak of wins this season, but it wasn’t enough to stop Riverbank High, who defeated the Hawks 2-0 in their CIF Sac-Joaquin sections playoff game Thursday afternoon.
“We expected them to be good,” said head coach Armando Salazar. “We had our chances, we had many off sides called on us but they’re a good team.”
By the start of the second half, the Riverbank Bruins had already scored their two goals of the game.
The Bruins had managed to take more shot opportunities during the first half, nearly quadrupling the amount of shots taken by the Hawks.
While Delhi goalkeeper Khakh Ravjot saved a few of Riverbank’s attempted shots, it wasn’t enough to hold back the Bruins’ overall offense.
“As time went on we kind of got desperate,” Salazar said. “We started trying to do more than we could individually and sometimes that hurts.”
Delhi’s defense kept the Bruins to two points throughout the second half and offense managed to take twice as many shots in the second half than in the first, but the Hawks had trouble finishing their attempted shots.
“I think we played a very good second half,” Salazar said. “That’s just how it goes sometimes.”