When the SVSJ arrived for the contest, it learned that starting goalkeeper Bruce Corrie would miss the game; he was seen on the sideline pregame with a wrap on his thigh and on crutches, after having injured that thigh during the Monday night loss. And while his backup, senior Nick Huft, would do his level-headed best to guide his team to the win with strong work in goal, it was going to be a big challenge for him and the Wildcats to get there. As it turned out, Skyline most of the game was the dominant team, and it showed on the scoreboard.
Nate Hardwick converted a pair of penalty kick goals, with a second-half tally by Sean Curtis complimenting things as the Spartans blanked the Wildcats 3-0 at Mount Si High School to knock Mount Si out of the postseason.
Hardwick scored his PK’s in the 15th and the 71st minutes, with Curtis’ goal coming just seconds into the second half in the 41st minute at the worst possible time for the Wildcats, just coming out of halftime trailing only 1-0.
Mount Si finishes the season 9-3-4 and will likely be in a rebuilding mode next year, with so many losses following this season due to graduation. CONTINUE