League play started off with a bang last week for the Weed High School soccer team, as the Cougars took a win and a loss in games against Trinity and Fall River respectively.

League play started off with a bang last week for the Weed High School soccer team, as the Cougars took a win and a loss in games against Trinity and Fall River respectively.
Tuesday’s away game against Trinity was a back and forth affair in which neither team wanted to give up any ground. Nonetheless, Angel Nicholas latched onto a pass from Tommy Pineda to open the scoring for the Cougars and break the game open just before halftime. 
It wasn’t until after the break that Trinity managed an equalizer, albeit one that was short lived, as Nicholas once again found the back of the net, this time off of a well weighted ball from Abigail Escobedo. 
Trinity would go on to find yet another game tying goal, but a third goal from Nicholas proved too much for the wolves, as the game finished 3-2 for the Cougars.
Thursday’s home opener against the Fall River Bulldogs proved to be equally as exhilarating, as the away team romped to a 3-0 lead in the first half. The Cougars showed no signs of quitting, however, as Pineda picked out Nicholas for the home side’s first goal. 
It wasn’t long before the goal-scorer became the creator as Nicholas linked up with Pineda to produce a second for the Cougars, before Escobedo assisted Julio Garcia, who leveled the match going into the final 15 minutes. 
Both teams poured on the pressure in search of a win, but it was the Bulldogs who would come away with the victory, a result of two well taken corner kicks which were headed past John Byron Westfall in the Cougar’s goal.
These results will surely provide learning experiences for a young Cougars soccer team, with an exciting season ahead. 
This week, Weed hosted Mount Shasta on Tuesday and lost 5-2. The Cougars are at Modoc on Thursday.