Boys soccer optimistic despite slow start to season


Isabelle Weiss

Mid-fielder Matthew Harris dribbles the ball against Cox while senior, defender Dawson Weiss and mid-fielder Troy Daigneau looks on.

Cole Foster, Staff Writer

The boys varsity soccer team have started the season with a record of 1-2. Multiple injuries and poor weather have contributed to their early losses.

“After the close loss against Kellam, coach Pierce shared how he wants us to play. Before the game, he told us how to play the game against Kellam, and we executed that perfectly. We stopped them from scoring any goals in open play. Hoping to build from the tough defeat and bring home a win against the good FC team,” said junior mid-fielder Andrew Oechsner

The 2018-2019 spring soccer season is former Ocean Lakes soccer player Devin Pierce’s first year coaching. Pierce and the rest of the team stay optimistic about the rest of the season, despite the mixed start.

“It’s been a slow start because of the weather, so after five weeks, we’ve only played three games.  We’re 1-2, but every game has been competitive, and we have a bunch of hardworking guys that work for each other,” said Pierce. “Some key injuries have made us reach deeper into our bench, but everybody is encouraging and optimistic for the rest of the season. We have proven we can play with any team in the beach; we just need to keep playing for one another.”

Their next game is scheduled for Tues., April 9, against First Colonial.