The La Vernia Bear soccer team opened its regular season with an away game against Pleasanton on Feb. 10, walking away with a 2-1 victory over the Eagles.
Pleasanton was awarded a penalty kick to open up the scoring in the first half, but Pedro Carranza responded with a J-turn move to beat the goalie and several defenders, placing the ball in the net. La Vernia’s Brian Beltran later put the Bears in the lead with a header off of an assist by Giovanny Cruz. The Eagles continued to attack and press, but the defensive wall and junior goalie Bryce Crane held strong.
La Vernia welcomed Somerset Feb. 14, and will take on Pleasanton again Feb. 21.