RIVERSIDE _ The Oceanside High boys soccer team went toe-to-toe with top-seeded Riverside Arlington in the Southern California Regional quarterfinals Tuesday night. But after taking its share of body blows for nearly 75 minutes, the Pirates succumbed losing 1-0.
“(Arlington) is a good team,” said OHS coach Frank Zimmerman in a post-game interview with the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “They’ve got players at every spot, and I like trading blows in the first half much more than in the second half when I think they had the run of play.”
George Silva led the Pirates (18-5-3 overall) in the first half with a pair of quality shots, and Ivan Hernandez had a great chance late in the second half, but Oceanside could only manage five shots on goal.
“I wasn’t surprised that it was still 0-0 with a few minutes left, and I was hoping for a different outcome, but that’s a good over there.”