Boys’ Soccer Season: Winning or Losing?
By Noah Jamieson
The boys’ soccer team had a rough season this year, losing every game but one. Their final record was 1-8 which was almost the opposite of last year. Even though they didn’t hit the same amount of success as last year, it doesn’t mean they are not successful. They started out with a close game and a nice opener for the season.
In the little time they had before the season opener, the boys trained hard, making old skills better while developing new ones, working day after day to get prepared for a season of who knows what. The boys worked on all stuff ranging from corner kicks to straight up running. When the time arrived, the boys believed they were ready.
The opening game was against Avon. The boys managed to score in the first couple of minutes. Goals were traded back and forth but in the end, the Avon team managed to get a win. It was a hard loss for the boys of Bradley Beach. The final score was 4-2. That didn’t stop them though. They came out the next game strong. Sadly, that ended up as a loss too with a final score of 6-2. Just because the boys were losing doesn’t mean they weren’t improving. They saw what went wrong during their games and worked hard to improve. Every game from them was loss after loss after loss. Some were closer than others. There was an away game at Avon that ended up being a really close game. The score was 3-2. One day, it seemed like all the practice had payed off. A home game against Lavalette. Something changed. They were determined to win, which they did. The team had goal after goal and ended up crushing our opponents, with a final score of 6-1. Even though the boys lost a majority of their games, they never gave up. Overall, win or lose, I think the boys soccer team played great this season, and they will bounce back next year!