Boys’ soccer faces the Wolverines

Boys soccer faces the Wolverines

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

The boys’ soccer team will take on Wakeland at home in a clash of two top three district teams Friday.

The boys’ are in 3rd place with the Wolverines sitting comfortably in 1st place in District 9-5A without a single loss on the season. Led by a group of seniors that were apart of the 2013-2014 team that went to the state semi-finals, the team is loaded with experience.

“They can for sure play and have a chance to go far in playoffs,” junior defender Joshua Fuller said. “But personally, I don’t think they are as good this year as they were last year.”

The game tonight will be exciting for both the coaching staff and players as the team looks to give the nationally ranked Wolverines their first loss on the season.

“We know they’re a powerhouse team and being the underdogs, we wish more than ever to end their winning streak,” senior defender Matthew Cherigo said. “After losing to them 4-0 the first time, they will mentally believe the same outcome will be easy to obtain.

The team will not change up their tactics, even up against the top team.

“We’re going to play soccer,” head varsity coach Fred Kaiser said. “There’s not much change. They are who they are and we are who we are. We play our game, so it won’t be too much different.”

The team is hungry and with the unpredictable district, they believe a victory is definitely in the cards.

“Their top threats will be their main priority tonight, so if we can shut them down the game will turn in our favor,” Cherigo said. “In our district, any team is capable of beating a top of the table team, yet it boils down to who wants it more for those 90 minutes.”