Editor's Note: Thanks to soccer parent Steve Rothenberg for the content of this post.
The Solon Comets boys varsity soccer team had a 0-0 draw with the visiting Mentor Cardinals on Monday night.
Both teams flexed their muscles in their even match up with shots on goal, and back and forth attacking offensive attempts.
The closest either team came to scoring was late in the first half when sophomore Johnny King broke free and crossed a ball to a wide open Leo Held, however the Mentor goalie made a fingernail save to stop the ball before it reached Leo, who would have had an uncontested goal.
Comet senior goalie Jacob Altstadt saved everything that came his way. Their record now stands at 6-1-4.
Next up is the annual Comet vs. Comet matchup as Solon travels to Amherst on Sept. 29.
JV plays at 1pm, and varsity kicks off at 3pm.
Comets for the Cure
The game was part of the “Pink Out”, an effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
The Solon High School fall athletic teams are wearing pink the week of September 24-29 with their first campus-wide Comets for a Cure campaign. In 2011, Solon High School raised more money than any high school in northeast Ohio for breast cancer research in separate pink out events and the Comets are hoping to exceed last year’s campaign success with a week-long effort this year.
Students are purchasing hot pink Comets for a Cure t-shirts aimed at raising awareness. Students who purchase the t-shirts receive free admission to all four home fall athletic contests during the Pink Out week:
- Boys Soccer vs. Mentor on Monday, September 24
- Volleyball vs. Strongsville on Thursday, September 27
- Football vs. Medina on Friday, September 28
- Girls Soccer vs. Hudson on Saturday, September 29.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to these games to show support for Solon families who have been touched by breast cancer in some way.