Soccer falls in semifinals to Troy

Varsity athletes already preparing for next season



Junior Jack Mahoney goes up for a header against the opposing team.

Ethan Smale, Managing Editor

With the clock ticking down in the final seconds of the game, the varsity soccer team found themselves tied with Troy, 1-1. It was the first game of semifinals, and the team was hoping to advance to the next game.

In the first half of overtime, Troy’s striker got the ball on the left side and ran toward the goal, shooting past the goalie and ending the Chieftain’s season.

“The season was good, but we could have won against Troy for district semis,” senior Akash Daniel said. “We played our hearts out and enjoyed playing together.”

Lots of guys communicated with their teammates to create a good bond with them, expressing this through how they played together.

“I felt good about the season,” junior Ryan Barrel said. “I thought everyone on the team did a good job.”

Disappointed with the end of their season, some athletes are already looking forward.

“I’m disappointed,” junior Alex Keta said, “but encouraged and excited for next year.”

Some players, however, focused more on the positives in regards to staying safe and protected from the virus that has been spreading throughout the world this year.

“I was sad that it ended,” junior Jaren Goldsmith said, “but I was glad it did before the second outbreak of COVID came.”

The team looks to improve their record when their next season comes around, and will make sure that they make the most of their season while it lasts, recognizing how abruptly it can come to an end if you lose a single game.