by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB
On a day in which the weather forecast included rain and high-wind warnings, the MAS Guardians soccer team gathered on their home field to face the Portland Community College Panthers. The Guardian lost 1-2.
In the first half, the Panthers made many attempts to score but missed the mark with the ball flying over or to one side of the goal. Goalie Stephen Cieslak of the Archdiocese of Portland also made several saves. The Panthers scored their first goal with less than five minutes in the first half.
After several missed goals in a row, the goal for the Guardians was scored by Andres Guerra of the Diocese of Orange in the second half. The Panthers followed with their second goal to gain the lead.
The second half of the game also included several fouls, one of which resulted in a yellow card for the Panthers.