Mustangs fall short to Cristo Rey

An Unorthodox Guest Player Helps the Mustangs when Some of the Team is Down with the Flu.


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Senior guest player, Greg Newland shoots towards the Blazers goal.

Marco Cueva, Staff Writer

After postponing this game multiple times, the Mustangs were finally going to face of against Cristo Rey. Unfortunately with the flu epidemic spreading across North Texas, most of the team was sick, including all of the Mustangs defensive line. Coach Peter Gordon made adjustments accordingly; however, this time the Mustangs had a secret weapon, one that they have been saving only for when they were in dire need: Senior Gregory Newland. Newland was put on the roster moments before the game so that the Mustangs would have a full squad. The Mustangs were the clear underdogs in this game,  Cristo Rey is  a very skilled team and they seemed to be unaffected by the spreading flu. Despite this, the Mustangs were keeping the ball very well and giving the Blazers a hard time getting on the offensive. The Mustangs managed a few breaks through the defense, many assisted along by guest player, Greg Newland, but could not seem to get the ball in the back of the net. Cristo Rey was first to score putting them ahead but the Mustangs kicked back. The ball was launched high into the air by the Blazers’ defense and it landed right in the box for Senior Captain Marco Cueva to head it in backwards into the goal. The match was 1-1 at the half. The Mustangs seemed to get a bit relaxed after the start of the second half, the team did not seem to be communicating well which resulted in two goals at the back of the Mustang’s net. They continued pushing on but the Blazers’ defense was solid, making it hard to get through. Although the game ended with a score of 3-1, the Mustangs were happy with their effort despite the unfortunate circumstances.