After a season that represented a huge improvement over last year, the Forest Hills High School boys soccer team lost 4-1 to Curtis High School of Staten Island in the first round of the PSAL playoffs Sunday afternoon.
Curtis High jumped out to a quick early lead, posting two scores in the first half, putting Forest Hills in a hole they just couldn't dig their way out of. Despite a late goal in the second half of play, the Rangers were just overmatched, and lost by three goals to the 2-seed Warriors.
Ultimately, it was the intensity of the Curtis High School attack that did the Rangers in, with 30 shots on goal from a talented group of players, including Christian Aldaz, whose goal in the game added to his impressive tally of 25 on the season.
The Rangers finished with a regular season record of 5-6-1, a drastic improvement over the 0-12 campaign of 2009.
Earlier in the year, head coach Billy Antoniou had said that his goal for the team this year was to make the playoffs. With that goal met, Forest Hills can look forward to building on what they hope will be the start of a soccer renaissance at the school.