By Tanai Spencer / Staff Writer

The No. 11 ranked Vikings men’s soccer team started the season defeating no. 5 ranked Taft 2-1 Friday, Aug. 30.

In the Vikings first home game, Friday, Sept. 6, the team defeated Hancock 1-0. Erik Carbajal, 18, defensive midfield, said “I look forward to improving my skills as a player. I also hope to win the South Coast Conference Championship.

We have the skills and potential to go undefeated and win the South Coast Conference and the state championship.” This year’s team only has three sophmore starters. Goalkeeper A.J. Rocha, Luis Anguiano and Jose Torres are responsible for using their veteran experience to lead the Vikings. Coach Cameron Beaulac said, “This year’s group is already a motivated group.

The biggest thing was to get them to know that they aren’t in high school anymore.” Beaulac, also a History teacher at Poly High School said, “We would love to end our season against a northern California team.”