header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
60°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
February 26
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim


| Thursday, Jan 9, 2020
Santa Clarita Christian School Boys Soccer
Santa Clarita Christian School's Gavin Kostjuk (7) takes the ball towards goal the against Heritage Christian defenders Justin Horrell (8) and Erick Martinez (10) on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

 

It has been 23 days since the Santa Clarita Christian School (SCCS) boys soccer team has played. On Wednesday, the Cardinals hosted Heritage Christian at Central Park in their first game since the holiday break and the first game of the New Year.

Out of the gates, SCCS was out-hustled by the visitors, fell behind early and couldn’t quite recover from the deficit, falling 10-4.

“We were a little slow because of the holidays, but it’s part of the schedule,” said SCCS head coach Steven Cooper. “That’s just the way it is.”

Playing with 10 men to begin the contest, the Cardinals (2-6, 1-3 Heritage League) found themselves playing defense for the better part of the first half as the Warriors kept cycling in players off their 24-man roster.

Taking advantage of the mismatch Heritage Christian scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of play to take a 3-0 lead.

Gavin Kostjuk was able to get a goal back scoring in the 25th minute to make it 3-1 in the visitors’ favor.

The Warriors (5-4, 0-0 Olympic League) responded with three more goals and headed into the half up 6-1.

The second half was a whole different story as the Cardinal came out of the gates with a determined passion that Heritage Christian couldn’t match. Scoring two quick goals to begin the half in the 42nd and 44th minutes, as Hunter Phelps and Brett Ramirez scored, respectively.

“I think we definitely improved,” Phelps said of SCCS’s play in the second half. “Our first half was a little shaky, but I think we figured out what we needed to do and how we needed to play. We did a lot better playing as a team and that contributed to spacing them out and being able to put those in.”

The Warriors answered with a goal of their own, but with 20 minutes left in the game, Phelps unleashed a free-kick from about 30 yards out that was destined to see the back of the net to make get the Cardinals within three goals, down 7-4.

More: Canyon boys soccer escapes with win against West Ranch

“I had the free-kick and I heard in the back of my ear either coach or Gavin or someone saying, ‘shoot it,’” Phelps said. “I set it down, ripped it and it went in.”

That would spell the end of the Cardinals’ scoring for the day, but the Warriors went on to score three more times to come away with the win.

Senior goalkeeper TJ Evans finished with multiple acrobatic saves to finish with 18 saves in total.

“I just know that this is my senior season and I have to play my hardest because I know I’m going to miss it,” Evans said.

The Cardinals host Palmdale Aerospace Academy at 6:00 p.m. at Central Park on Tuesday.

“For the amount of people we have, we actually played well,” Kostjuk said. “Before the game when we saw them walk up with 25 players, we knew it was going to be rough when you have no one on the bench. With that in mind, we played pretty well. Near the end, we started to pick it up and move the ball around and play better as a team. We didn’t really let them in our heads too much.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021
Youth and adult sports leagues can resume outdoors in Los Angeles County, after the county’s Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the agency is aligning its protocols with the state’s.
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021
California State University, Northridge head tennis coach Gary Victor has announced the 2021 Matadors’ women's tennis schedule.
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021
It was a day of firsts for The Master's University women's soccer team on Monday in a 2-1 victory over William Jessup University in Rocklin.
Monday, Feb 8, 2021
Former College of the Canyons defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul, who played with the Cougars in 2007, is now a two-time Super Bowl Champion after helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs by a 31-9 score on Sunday at Super Bowl LV.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before Santa Clarita Planning Commissions Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Sand Canyon Resort Project to Return Before Planning Commissioners with Revisions
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through May
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim
Fry's Electronics, the consumer electronics retailer, announced Wednesday that it is going out of business after nearly 36 years.
Fry’s Electronics Closing All Its Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
L.A. County Launches Program to Help Litigants Settle Cases Online
A former manager of the Valencia COVID-19 testing lab is being sued by the operator for breaching her contract after she accused the company of poor performance.
PerkinElmer Suing Whistleblower for Breach of Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19, with 25,990 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Nearing 26,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children
Three hundred sixty-six feature films are eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Academy Announces 366 Feature Films Eligible for 2020 Best Picture Oscar
Hannah Cumming is exactly the type of player Master's women's soccer head coach Curtis Lewis appreciates.
Hannah Cumming Signs with TMU
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.
Rental Aid Program Coming to Eligible Santa Clarita Residents Impacted by Pandemic
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a special meeting virtually Friday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 26: City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Special Meeting
As Los Angelenos envision their future — whether it’s housing, parks or wellness — there is much they can learn from the past.
CSUN Collaborates with Tataviam, Indigenous Communities to Create Virtual, Ecological History Map
Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaner, is hosting its 6th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive, Hang Up Hunger, through March 31
Annual Flair Cares Food Drive Underway
Youth and adult sports leagues can resume outdoors in Los Angeles County, after the county’s Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the agency is aligning its protocols with the state’s.
L.A. County Allows for Return of Outdoor Youth, Adult Sports
One person was pronounced dead after a fiery traffic collision in Newhall on Wednesday.
Newhall Crash Leaves One Dead
%d bloggers like this: