Lopes breaks away to score.

Mission High’s men’s varsity soccer team won its third preseason game on Monday evening, scoring an impressive 6-1 victory over International High School. The win put the Mission Bears’ preseason record at two wins and one loss.

Mission High Soccer team at halftime.

Mission, led by head coach Scott Kennedy, dominated most of the first half and led International 4-zip by its end. William Salvador and Eber Alex Sandoval each scored one of those goals, while Marco Caballero scored two.

The Bears came out growling in the second half and scored two impressive goals from Walter Sevillano and another from Caballero. After the sixth goal, Coach Kennedy told his players to work on ball handling.

International was able to score a goal by #6, Alex Laurena, in the last moments of the game after a lack of defense from the Bears.

After the game, Caballero who plays center-mid and striker, commented, “It was not hard enough, but it was practice for the season.”

Mission High’s Bears beat International High 6-1 on Monday.

Throughout the match, International appeared to have difficulty controlling and passing on the Bears’ home field, due to high winds. Coach Kennedy said the wind was not a factor in the game.

Mission’s first regular-season home opener will be Sept. 11 against Balboa. The Bears have not been champions since 2005, but Lopes said this year the team is “hoping to make the playoff and take it all.”

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  1. If the writer and/or commenter knew anything about HS sports in San Francisco, you would know that there are 3 “International” high schools in SF. There is International Studies Academy (ISA), SF International (Not a big rival of Mission BTW according to MIssion), AND International High School (Private School), which played Mission and is being featured in this article.

  2. Alejandro my name is Marco Caballero I play for Mission High School and as I was reading this article I notice that there’s many mistakes you made for example: our coach name is not Steve Kennedy his name is Scott Kennedy also our team doesn’t have a number 13 Mario Mejia did not play that game. Marco Lopez is our GK it’s impossible for him to score a hat trick. Also it’s tan

  3. I was dismayed to see this headline, the school I teach at (San Francisco International High School) has a big soccer rivalry with Mission High, but we actually haven’t played them yet this year! Just to clarify, this must have been International Studies Academy? Or is there another International High School I don’t know about?