Pandemic or Not: Godinez Boys’ Soccer Team Competes and Wins


Photo Courtesy of Lisa Treen

The soccer team waits for the game to start for the quarter finals with Santa Ana Valley at Valley High School Stadium. Photo taken May 20, 2021.

The Godinez Fundamental High School boys’ soccer team doesn’t plan on stopping till they’ve won a title. As they head into Regional 1st Round Playoffs, here is a short recap of their journey:

On May 15, Godinez goes against Paramount High School. They won in the 1st round of the playoffs with a score of  6-1. Athletic Director Lisa Treen updated staff and students on the win in sometimes, daily emails.

 “Thank you to everyone who showed up for today’s 1st round win over Paramount!” said Treen.

May 16, Godinez went against JSerra High School. It was a rematch front the previous year where they suffered a grueling loss.

They won against them with a score of 3-1. Goalie Gabriel Contreras had an incredible game with over 10 saves. Treen gushed over Contreras’ game. 

“Contreras made some incredible saves and rejected a free kick (given on a handball in the box) to motivate his fellow teammates,” said Treen.

Contreras and teammate, Ramses Esquivel, who scored 2 out of the 3 winning goals, were both written up on OC Varsity’s website.

With this win they moved onto the Quarter Finals against Valley High School

On May 20,  Godinez went to the Quarterfinals and patiently waited for the game to start.  (Photo Courtesy of Lisa Treen)

Godinez won against Santa Ana Valley with a score of 2-0.  

“It was a very well played and exciting game for the SAUSD history books.” said by Treen. Contreras blocked every attempted goal by Valley’s team. 

On Saturday, May 22, they were against Mira Costa High School for the semi-finals of the CIF Division 1 playoffs. Unfortunately, they lost with a score of  6-0. 

Treen said “They may have lost the game against Mira Costa, but they will always remember the experience and those returning now know what they face to get to the D1 championship round.”

The boys soccer team now goes to CIF CA Regionals Round I and II. They have their first game on June 1st against Birmingham Charter High School in Van Nuys at 5 p.m. 

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