Varsity Soccer: Kicking Off the Season Strong

John Bella-Hunter, Senior Staff Writer

Girls’ Varsity Soccer:

Last year’s success continues for the Varsity Girls Soccer Team, as one month in the season they hold a record of 10-0-1. Currently, they are on pace to make the NEPSAC Class C playoffs for the fourth year in a row.

Junior Starting Goalie Ryleigh Cauley credits the team’s success to hard work put in during the offseason. Cauley also emphasizes the bond that has been created over the past few years. “We’ve built a relationship between our team even off the field and outside of practice,” she says. “We act like a family.”

As the team heads into the second half of the season, their minds are set on playoffs and a run at another championship. Junior Chloe LaDuke says, “We all want the same goal [a championship], but we won’t get there without hard work”.

After defeating Miss Hall’s on Saturday October 21st, the Mustangs host Marianapolis on Friday October 27th at 4:30 P.M. The team hopes to finish strong in their final three regular season games before NEPSAC Class C playoffs, which begin November 15th.


Boys’ Varsity Soccer:

The Boys Varsity Soccer Team has found a new drive unlike that experienced by last year’s team, who posted a record of 8-4-1. Senior Forward Mason Baral says “more chemistry and a better bond between the players” played a major role in their early success.

Assistant Coach C.J. O’Neill added that teamwork and motivation has been a factor in the team’s 6-4-1 record. He states, “This team is great because everyone elevates and motivates those around them, making it easier to overcome mental roadblocks.”

With five games remaining in their regular season, a strong finish would put the team in prime position to get back to the Southeastern New England Playoffs, with the goal of reaching the NEPSAC Playoffs after missing them last year. Next up for Boys’ Varsity Soccer, the Mustangs host Marianapolis on Wednesday October 25th, 2017.