Kick start to the season

Varsity boys soccer start the fall season with a solid record of 1-1.

Jessica Fults and Kaitlyn Nixon

As the fall season begins for the soccer team, the players are excited despite their loss against Chaminade last week. The teams tied and went into overtime with a score of 2-1. Although they lost, the team still worked together and only 44 seconds remained at the end of the game.

The pressure Chris Boerding feels is intensified because he is the goalie for the team, but it keeps him on his toes during games.

“I like feeling the pressure of making the save or else your team fails. It feels like you’re a big part of the team,” Boerding said.

“They’re all really nice guys, I mean most of us are younger so there’s only 5 seniors and the rest are juniors and sophomores. It’s a good environment,””

— Chris Boerding

        With a record of 1-1 thus far, the team is looking forward to improvement upon their performance. Every practice and game is an opportunity for building teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Standing together as one will help accomplish these goals of unity which will translate on the field.

A strong suit Bryce Kinser feels is his ability to lead his team; however, collectively, they still have technical skills to work on.

“[The hardest part is] keeping the ball as a team because we give it away too easily and we need to keep it more,” Kinser said.

        In addition the the technical struggles of the team, Kinser explains the physical toll of playing midfield. “The hardest part physically [in my position] is running up and down the field because it gets tiring,” Kinser said.

The atmosphere amongst the players is very positive despite their rough start to the season. The players have 16 games and Districts left to continue striving towards the ultimate goal; State champions. Bruce Bixler what techniques they use to prepare for state.

“The team is really excited [for state]. Were just going to watch a lot of films and break down a lot of plays,” Bixler said.

The atmosphere amongst the players is very positive despite their rough start to the season. There are less seniors compared to past years, but the camaraderie is still as high between the players.

“They’re all really nice guys, I mean most of us are younger so there’s only 5 seniors and the rest are juniors and sophomores. It’s a good environment,” Boerding said.