The second scrimmage of Loyola Varsity’s soccer season was against South Torrance High. Playing at South Torrance, this is Loyola’s second consecutive game played away, however the Cubs still put up a great performance. With an early goal in the sixteenth minute by junior and second time varsity member Nate Smith-Hastie, and an assist by senior and three-time varsity member Eric Arreola, Loyola got off to a good start early on. Two minutes later another goal was scored by UCLA commit Grayson Doody who dribbled through multiple players and finished with his weak foot. Sixty seconds later Jake Rodgers put another ball into the net, and that was the last goal of the first half, Loyola taking a commanding 3-0 lead.
The second half was a strong half for the Cubs. Scoring in fifty-fifth minute by senior Dylan Brown, which was assisted by Jake Rodgers, Loyola put up their fourth goal in the second half with only 15 minutes into play. Their fifth goal was in the sixty-seventh minute, coming from junior, Malcom Hawkins, who was assisted by senior and two time varsity member Liam Hook. Two minutes later Liam Hook assisted Adrian Camacho for Loyola’s seventh goal of the game, and the fourth goal of the half. Near the end of the game, junior, Alejandro scored in the seventy-eighth minute, which was a rebound goal from Malcom Hawkin’s blocked shot.
The Cubs put up a phenomenal performance in their second scrimmage of the season, beating South Torrance 8-0. Heading into their first real game of the season against Santa Ana, Loyola Varsity Soccer is carrying great momentum to get their third straight victory.