The Father Lopez Green Wave lost to the Windermere Prep Lakers 3-1 in the 3A Regional quarterfinals on Thursday Jan. 29, at Father Lopez High School.
The Green Wave found itself in a hole early, as they conceded three first-half goals, including one that scored on a free kick.
Midway through the second half, TC Regan put the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs to put Lopez on the board, but The Green Wave wasn’t able to capitalize on any of their possessions afterward.
“They pretty much outplayed us, and it’s tough to come back when you’re down 3-0 in the first half,” coach Jonathan Kinsler said. “Scoring that goal definitely gave us some energy, but it was fortunate that we missed our opportunities when we had them.”
“The overall season was great, though,” Kinsler added. “We won 16, lost four and we won the district again, but it was unfortunate that we couldn’t make It to the following round. But, I don’t have any regrets. The guys played hard for me; it was just an unfortunate result tonight.”
After the match, Father Lopez honored its seniors, because their senior night was cancelled, due to bad weather. Lopez’s seniors were Collins Maude, Carlos Metcalf, Matt Lafleur, Cole Canfield, Chris Padgett, Doug Abate, Andrew Carrozza and team manager Tomas Wick.
“I’m really going to miss the boys and everybody,” Metcalf said. “I’m going to miss being a part of a great team. We’ve been through so much adversity, and it’s been amazing, but I wish it could’ve gone farther.”