Boys Varsity Soccer Makes Push for the Playoffs 

Sports

The boys varsity soccer team continues their strong season, with a current record of 9-5-1, as they focus on their remaining games of the season.  Throughout their season, the team has showcased their strengths and worked hard towards achieving their goals. The boys look to end their season strongly with a few remaining games on the schedule. 

While the team has faced challenging competitors, they continue to play with the same energy and drive. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the team played Trinity-Pawling School in a close game, ultimately losing 1-0. During their next game against Suffield Academy, the Wyverns came out strong. The team played strongly in the second half and had several scoring opportunities. The score ended in a draw, 1-1. 

Further into the season, the boys were on a winning streak for several games with wins over Pomfret, Frederick Gunn, and Marianapolis Preparatory School. However, their game against Kent on Wednesday, Oct. 12, ultimately ended 4-3. Junior Grant Daigle played a strong game, completing a hat-trick. The team took the lead at halftime but fell short in the end.

Furthermore, a season highlight was the team’s performance against Frederick Gunn on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The team played strongly and was able to score several times, with goals from Daigle, sophomore Kaden Rodriguez, and junior Alex Levin. In addition to each player’s effort, the team overall is a resilient group. They are able to use their losses to motivate them to perform better and stronger in their future games. 

Recently, the boys played Choate Rosemary Hall and Avon Old Farms School, suffering losses to both. Once again, the team’s attitude has remained focused as they look to continue playing with a strong effort and positive mindset. This is possible because of the strong team chemistry and the genuine enthusiasm each player has for the sport. 

Senior Co-captain center-back Max Sams believes the season has been successful but also has presented several opportunities for underclassmen to develop their skills. “There are many freshmen and sophomores who are playing a huge role on the team this year,” he said. “This just means they still have a lot of room to grow and develop.”

The team has placed an emphasis on hard work and improvement throughout this season. “We plan to come to practice and put our best foot forward and always look to improve,” Sams said. “The better we do in training, the better we will be in games. This will help us win, and the more wins, the better chance we have at making the playoffs.” 

The team is currently shooting for the playoffs in the final weeks of the season. This is the team’s end goal, but more specifically, they hope to compete at a high level that highlights their strengths. 

Senior Co-captain Mac Louis is impressed with the effort and consistency that the team has played with. No matter their opponents’ ranking or skill level, the Wyverns can hold their own. “We’ve had a solid season so far,” Louis said. “We stand fourth in B class ranking as of right now. We’re working hard and looking to make a playoff push coming into the last two weeks of the season.” 

The boys varsity soccer team looks to complete their season with more wins, but most importantly, with strong performances. They hope to qualify for the playoffs, and we wish them luck in their last game of the season against Dexter Southfield on Saturday, Nov. 12.