On the pitch

Wildcat Adan Herrera keeps possession of the ball.

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The Twentynine Palms High School boys varsity soccer team opened its season with a 1-0 loss to the Loma Linda Roadrunners Monday, Nov. 18.

Despite an onslaught of shots from the Wildcats, an early goal by the visitors proved to be enough. Wildcat goalkeeper Juan Duran had five saves.

Coach Nathan Niles said he has high hopes for this year’s varsity soccer team.

“We are looking for another strong season with many returning seniors to varsity,” he said.

“The team goal is to make the playoffs as an at-large bid.”

Play continues at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, when the Wildcats host Big Bear. Home games are played at Tom Nicoll Memorial Stadium, Utah Trail and Two Mile Road.

Admission is free, spectators are welcome and there is a snack bar.

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