Kicking it off with boys, girls soccer; Keeping up to date with both teams


   This year boys’ varsity soccer is 5-1 and the girls’ varsity soccer is 6 wins, 3 loses, and 2 ties. Junior Ben Wardle says, “we already have more wins than last year, so I do think we are doing pretty well this year.”

     Soccer is a game played by two teams of eleven players with a ball that may not be touched with the hands or arms during play except by the goalkeepers. The object of the game is to score goals by kicking or heading the ball into the opponents’ goal

     Captain of girls’ varsity soccer, senior Riley Stoneback, says, “we definitely started out really strong, but in the middle of the season we kind of just hit a slump. But, last night at our game against C. Milton Wright, we kind of got out of that slump and played a really good game and got the energy back for it.”

  Junior Emma Hammond says, “[The] team has improved during the season with our sportsmanship and the ability to work together. We have won some and lost some games but even during our losses, we keep a positive attitude and we don’t stop cheering for our players.”

     Junior Mason Barker says he likes how his team is just full of energy and how Wardle loves to “jam out to Katy Perry” before practices because it gives the guy’s energy.

     Wardle says, “I’d say the hardest thing about soccer is the running. It just gets tiring and the full 80 minutes is just hard to run.”

     Junior LB Salamone says, “I’d say the hardest thing is containing the defense so they can’t score but also keeping spirits and energy up.”

     Junior Aubrey Heise says, “I think our team is doing pretty well, I wouldn’t change anything about it and our practices are going good. We also are all close and we work well together.” Both boys and girls soccer said that their goal is to win states this year.

     Senior Colin McDermott says, “as a team, we’re going to work hard and try and stay motivated to be able to win states.”

    Hammond says, “we could work on communicating more while on the field in a game. There are a lot of times when we struggle to talk as a team while playing.”

     Hammon continues, “I am very proud of the way we are able to work as a team and I love our team dinners. It’s definitely a great way for us to bond.”