Two late goals earn Cougars tie.
The Christopher High boys soccer team made sure it made use of all 80 minutes in regulation.
For a majority of the Cougars Monterey Bay League debut Wednesday at Monterey, results were no where to be found.
And though head coach Stephen Casey said his team played fairly even with the Toreadors, a 2-0 halftime deficit loomed large.
“We just made a few mental mistakes that allowed the goals in,” Casey said. “I gave them a stern talk at half time and they responded by dominating the second half.
Hipsen Tamayo inched the Cougars closer in the 65th minute, redirecting a rebound into the net. Ten minutes later, Cristian Manzo collected a pass from Angel Treja and deposited the equalizer to salvage a 2-2 draw with Monterey.
“We only had one sub so that didn’t help,” Casey said. “(Monterey) had seven seniors starting versus a young outnumbered team. But the guys hung in there and played hard.”
The Cougars (2-5-2 overall, 0-0-1 MBL) continue league play at home against Monte Vista Christian at 3:30 p.m. Friday.