Soccer shoots and scores



Varsity boys soccer gathers together after a hard fought win against Princess Anne at Cox High School on May 5, 2023.

Varsity soccer has proved to be a tough team to beat in the Virginia Beach district. They started the season off on a high with a 3-2 win against Smithfield and victory in their last regular season game 4-1 against Tallwood. 

“It was a great start to the season playing a strong opponent. To achieve a win in such a tough game helped set the tone for the rest of the season,” said senior Derek Sapone.

The Dolphins ended the season with a 10-4-2 record compared to their 9-5-2 record from last year. This year’s team demonstrated to be a strong contender in the district by making 6A Regionals, unlike last year’s team who fell short by 0.2 points. 

New students interested in joining soccer can attend interest meetings around winter prior to the season starting about upcoming conditioning and preseason activities,” said senior captain Kaden Sawyer. 

According to the soccer team, the biggest letdowns of the season were the 3-1 loss against First Colonial and the 1-0 overtime loss against Kellam. However, they had many highs, including their biggest wins against Cox and Princess Anne.

“Expectations were always the same; the boys came out and did what they always do. Both Princess Anne and Cox were big victories, and I am super proud of the boys,” said assistant coach John Guttierez. 

The team ended their season on a 3-1 loss against Landstown in the quarterfinals after a 5-0 win against Oscar Smith in the round of 16. 

“My advice for incoming freshmen is to come into the season fit and ready to play because the season is so quick, and there is not much time for new students to prepare,” said Sawyer.