While students of James Logan High School enjoyed their Winter Break, the Logan Boys Soccer team picked up a pair of wins to improve to a League best, 5‑0 in the MVALS and 8‑2‑4 in Overall Standings.
What was more impressive was the fact that the Colts outscored the opposition 11‑0 during the Winter Break games. They also improved to 5‑1‑1 when playing on the home turf by beating Mission San Jose 5‑0 last Wednesday and Kennedy 6‑0 last Friday. The pair of shutouts gives Logan seven on the season out of fourteen games played.
In League action, the Colts, behind net minder Juan De La Cruz, have shutout the opposition four times in five games and have outscored their opponents 20‑1.
In the Coltsí latest victory, Arnoldo Mendoza netted three goals as the Colts cruised by Kennedy 6‑0.
After the game, Coach Matthew Sills expressed his views on the Coltsí big matchup against Newark Memorial on Wednesday.
"That's definitely our next challenge," Logan coach Matt Sills said.
After a second-place finish a year ago, the Colts want the title this time. The Newark game will most likely determine who will become this year's league champion, since Newark Memorial is the only other team in the standings that have also been undefeated in League action.
"We know what we're playing for," Sills said. "But we're not going to put all our eggs in one basket. Win, lose, or draw, we have to move past it when it's over."
Logan appears aimed at the big prize this year as they have proved that their tactics on both sides of the field have been effective. They currently average 2.2 goals a contest while only allowing 0.8 goals to their opponents. The Colts were knocked out last year by Washington in an upset and this year Sills and his team have other plans.
Vicente Marcelo contributed to this report.