Seabreeze's top three goal scorers are currently out with injuries.
Despite being down five starters, including all three of their attackers, Seabreeze’s boys soccer team defeated crosstown rival Mainland 2-0 the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Mainland High School.
The Sandcrabs’ second-year head coach, Eli Freidus, was not satisfied with the win, however.
The Sandcrabs, who were solid on defense, had trouble on offense. Seabreeze was missing its top three goal scorers in Chance Shamlou, Michel Hanna and Frazer Cross.
“But it shouldn’t have mattered,” Freidus said after the game. “We’re just not playing well. We have to figure out where we’re at with things.”
Junior midfielder Gavin Gilman, who usually comes off the bench, scored both of the Sandcrabs’ goals in the first half.
“I feel like we could have played a lot better, but I’m happy with the win,” he said. “The goals I scored, I count it to my teammates.”
The Sandcrabs are still trying to figure out how to navigate the season without last year’s star-studded senior class.
“We knew we were going to have some struggles after we lost all those guys from last year,” Freidus said. “And it’s hard to deal with injuries that we’ve had. We’ve got some team chemistry things to work out.”