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Heading into postseason play; Boys soccer looking for back of net

The Hawks huddled on the turf at The Nest during a game. Doing this can bring teams closer together.
Rachael Sims
The Hawks huddled on the turf at The Nest during a game. Doing this can bring teams closer together.

With a season record of 4-6, the boys soccer team is about to enter post-season play. Games the team has won include Aberdeen High School (5-0), North East High School (4-1), Fallston High School (3-1), and Havre de Grace High School (5-0).

     Senior captain Benny Wardle’s (center midfield) favorite game of the season was Fallston, “because it’s Fallston,” and the team came out on top. He adds that if everyone “stays focused,” the team will do good. Scoring two goals in the Fallston game, junior Cole Schultz (center midfield) said it was his favorite game. Starting off “poor,” and  “losing five or six games straight,” the team is “starting to pick it up now” and showing that they can “bounce back” and change their style of play, according to Schultz. He added that the team can improve on how they “talk to each other.” 

     “Taking responsibility” of the team is how senior captain Matthew Siedlecki (center back) sees his role. Siedlecki thinks that before the end of the season, to improve the team could “stay calm.”

     Junior Jack Worden (right defense) added that this season, the team has done really well “with coming back from losses” and having “more wins.” Worden wants “to keep winning before playoffs to build” the team’s confidence.

     Senior Sean Babiak (right back, right wing) thinks that one thing the team could improve on is “everybody working hard together. Fellow senior Mikey Lawry (goalie, center mid) added that the team needs to work on their scoring aspect of the game. 

     Babiak added that the team has done well at “adapting” and “coming up with different ways to try to win,” because what they were doing “wasn’t working well for a while, but now” the team “is trying to fix it.”

     Lawry expressed that he is happy the team is “winning games now,” considering they were “2-6, but now [the team] is 4-6,” so they are “getting better.”

   Senior LB Salamone (right defense) said that the team could improve upon their “work rate.” His favorite season memory is meeting sophomore Santiago Garcia, “because it is nice to have an exchange student for the team.”

     Fallston was senior Tony Fuggitti’s (goalie, center back) favorite game, because the team was “able to show that they can beat” Fallston “four years in a row.” The team has been “able to improve” getting together and bond a lot more than at the beginning of the season “because [the team] thought the season was going to be better, and then when it wasn’t. But [the team] fixed it, and now it is good,” Fuggitti added.

     The JV boys soccer team finished their season on Oct 18 with a 2-0 win against Rising Sun High School. Freshman Lucas Hale’s  (striker) favorite game was against North East High School because he “had 20 minutes” of playing time in that game and “scored a goal.”  The team won that game on Sept 14, 3-0. Hale added that he thinks he has “been a good teammate overall” by “helping” his teammates get back up if they are down and “cheering them on.”  He went on to say that even though he “did not get a lot of minutes” when he did go on he “passed the ball and made sure to help out others.” Hale thinks the team has “really good chemistry” this season. 

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