The Yosemite High boys soccer team (2-4) beat Hoover High 1-0 at home Dec. 15. Jacob Pitkanen scored the lone goal of the game on an assist from Travis Wood, giving the Badgers the win.
During the game, Yosemite had 22 shots on goal and Hoover had 18. Yosemite goalkeeper Kevin Kirk made eight saves on the night. Pitkanen and Branden Rhaon also had plays to keep Hoover from scoring.
“The game got a little frantic the last five to 10 minutes, but overall we played real well,” coach Rick Lemberg said.
The team participated in the Sierra Mountain Match Up tournament Dec. 4, 5, and 8, going 1-3.
In three consecutive one-point games, Yosemite lost to Sanger 1-0, beat Dos Palos 1-0, and lost to Liberty in a shoot out, 2-1. Sierra beat Yosemite 4-1 in the last match of the tournament.
After the Christmas break, Yosemite will play at Caruthers 5 p.m. Jan. 6, at Minarets 3 p.m. Jan. 7, and at home against Firebaugh 5:30 p.m Jan. 8.
North Sequoia League play open at Kerman at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Badgers will host Sierra at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 15.