Soccer team on the rebound

Things are looking up and getting better for the Sierra Canyon boys soccer team.

After a rough start in a brand new league, the Trailblazers have found some solid footing as of late are in contention for a playoff berth.

Leading the way has been Constantine Theodoratos, who had a hat trick in a 5-3 victory against Notre Dame this week.

Another player who has come on and taken a key role is J.T. Nichols. Primarily a Lacrosse player, Nichols has emerged a key player.

“J.T. brings a solid approach, great energy and enthusiasm,” Sierra Canyon coach Chris Bonawandt said. “He has been forced into a big role because of injuries and has played the part well for us.”

Armand Sahi is doing well as goalkeeper. Sahi and Ben Eisner are helping keep Sierra Canyon competitive in one of the best leagues in California.

“They have both made saves to keep us in games,” Bonawandt said.

Sierra Canyon is making great progress and strides. The Trailblazers dropped matches to Notre Dame and St. Francis earlier in the year both by scores of 2-1.

The Trailblazers have avenged those defeats with victories the second time around and have knocked off Alemany.

Sierra Canyon ends the regular season with matches at Crespi this Friday and at Alemany on Monday before hosting Chaminade next week on Wednesday.

“We have a real shot earn a playoff berth and that is our only goal for the next 10 days,” Bonawandt said.