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Boys soccer rise and flourish

From left to right and top to bottom: freshman Zak Kain-Kuzniewski, juniors Taden Domanski and Kaden Pratt, seniors Owen Wilbricht, Collin Murns, Shaun Van Deusen, Dylan Tomayo, Canon Robins and Noah Ridgway, sophomore Logan Carbone, juniors David Suiter and Evan Grabarczyk, senior Ryan Studley, sophomore Austin Stegerwald, seniors Caleb Tomberlin and Aboubakr Sissoko, sophomore Jace Asercion, seniors Revanth Renukunta and Jesse Gutierrez gather with pride as they prepare for their game against Salem High School on April 9, 2024. Photo used with permission from Laylah Breniser.

Boys soccer destroys the competition as they continue their season with an overall record of 5-1.

The team began their season by scoring two victories against Kempsville and Grassfield High School, setting high expectations for the remainder of the season.

“Kempsville and Grassfield were both valuable wins, especially Grassfield because they’re a team I hadn’t beaten as a coach, so it was really meaningful because I feel things came together,” said varsity coach David Wiggins.

However, things turned rocky when they lost against Great Bridge High School.

“Great Bridge out-maxed us in both intensity and skill,” said Wiggins. “It helped us take a step back and focus on readjusting how we play.”

Despite facing this knockdown, the team bounced back when defeating Kellam High School later that week. 

“Kellam was a really big win,” said sophomore midfielder Jace Asercion. “ We knew we had to keep working as a team and push to the very end.”

The boys practice every day after school, excluding game days, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This helps them prepare for games while working to better their play. 

“While our practices are very high intensity, we are still able to get together and have a lot of fun,” said Jace.

Another important factor in any sports teams game play is their communication and relationship with each other.

“Although we’re building chemistry, I believe as the season continues, we’re all going to grow to be brothers,” said junior right-wing Taden Domanski.

The team continues their season as they go against Kempsville again on April 12, 2024, at 7 p.m. at Kempsville High School. 

“Kempsville is a beach opponent who we tied with last year, so it’s important we beat them a second time this season,” said Wiggins.

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Robert Bush
Robert Bush, Staff Writer

Robert Bush is a sophomore and a first-year journalist. He enjoys playing volleyball, lacrosse, and listening to music. In the future, he hopes to continue journalism.

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