CHS soccer team knocks off Amador

The difference in the Calaveras High boys soccer team this season under new coach Coco Kelly, a former Division I college coach, has been obvious since the first game of the season. As coaches around the league have made a point of saying after games, the Redskins are a more disciplined, more respectful team on the field than they were a year ago.

Shows of sportsmanship didn’t earn the Redskins any victories in the standings through the first four games of league play, but now even that is changing.

Thursday in Sutter Creek, Calaveras got goals from former cast-offs Macklin Bolton and Jason Lowe in a 2-1 victory over Mother Lode League title contender Amador. It was the Redskins’ second win in three games.

Calaveras (3-10-0, 2-5-0 MLL) was put to the test mentally and physically by Amador in a game that featured two red cards and five yellow cards.

Bolton is one of three players on this year’s Calaveras team who was cut a year ago by then-coach Dan Dowling. Lowe was cut by Linden in the past, but is now a 4.0 student in the Calaveras school district.

“A great example of how this program gives everyone second chances,” Kelly said. “And when they get their chances, even if their minutes are limited on the field, they are taught and coached to take advantage of their time. Don’t waste any moment given.”

Calaveras hosts second-place Linden at 7 tonight.

Contact Jeremy Malamed at sports@calaverasenterprise.com