Caldwell nets five goals in 7-1 Toad win
By Misty Volaski
The Thacher School's boys soccer team seems
to have their eye on the goal - literally.
As one of only three Ojai squads left in CIF play, the Toads
have the best record:
Thacher traveled nearly three hours to Loma Linda Wednesday,
where they won, 7-1, despite a rather daunting Loma Linda Academy
scoring history. The Roadrunners had the highest amount of points
scored in the Christian League (they also allowed the most points,
"They are a very, very prolific team," said Thacher
coach Fred Coleman.
The Toads came out strong, with their usual amount of effort
and very controlled passing.
The team was led in scoring by Tyler Caldwell, who scored a school
record-breaking five goals in the game.
Owili Eison and Charlie Munzig contributed the remaining two
Coleman said that while his team has had great teamwork skills
all season, "we have not been a great finishing team. But
we were good at it today."
Despite a slight rain, the Toads slid in goal after goal, pounding
the Loma Linda defense relentlessly. Thacher played a game earlier
in the year against Cate, in which Coleman said his team played
the best they'd played all year long.
Thacher will play today at Oak Park, at 5:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals
of CIF post-season play.
The Ojai Valley News
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CALDWELL SCORED A SCHOOL record-breaking five goals in Thacher's
second-round CIF game against Loma Linda Academy. He led the
Toads to a 7-1 victory for a berth in the quarterfinals.