Boys Soccer Looks to End the Season Strong

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Boys Soccer Looks to End the Season Strong

Boy soccer tea, celebrates after a goal.

Boy soccer tea, celebrates after a goal.

photo courtesy of Lors photography

Boy soccer tea, celebrates after a goal.

photo courtesy of Lors photography

photo courtesy of Lors photography

Boy soccer tea, celebrates after a goal.

Natasha Fidler, Entertainment Editor

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The boys soccer team will be coming off of the regular season at a record of 8-7-2. They started off the season on a very strong note, 5-0-1 in their first 6 games.

They went into their seventh game looking to continue the winning streak against St. Benedict’s, who is nationally ranked. The team held up very well in the first half, but this did not continue in the second half. St. Benedict won 11-0.

Senior captain Luis Sandoval was asked how he felt going into the game against St. Benedict.

“I knew that they would have a lot of amazing players on their team, but we were never scared of them. I’m proud that we went out there and gave it everything that we had,” Sandoval said.

Since this loss, the team has been working hard to build confidence back up so that they can end their season strong.

One of the big wins of the season was the 4-1 win against West Windsor Plainsboro South on senior night. Senior captain Paul Campoverde spoke about why this win was important.

“This was a big win because West Windsor Plainsboro South was the number two team in the CVC and [it] boosted the team’s confidence,” Campoverde said.

The Notre Dame game was considered the best game of the season by Sandoval.

“We played outstanding soccer from the beginning till the end. We communicated very well and also we all trusted one another, which was something that we had lost due to our first defeat,” Sandoval said.

Overall, the team is trying to remain positive in hopes that they can make it far in the MCT tournament as well as States.

“I think the remainder of our season should end on a positive note…We look promising for our upcoming games and will continue that into MCTs but can only come out victorious if we don’t become complacent and stay focused,” Campoverde said.

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