By Rohan Andresen ’12
“We had an up and down season; we played some very difficult teams, and those teams we beat,” said head coach Mr. Marc Kelly ’87. “And then when we played some teams we should have beat we had bad luck and didn’t get the victories we needed … we had a lot of bad luck this year.”
They finished this year with 14 victories and six losses. This season the team scored a collective 38 goals, with only 16 goals scored against them.
The top goal scorers this year were seniors Taylor Ahrensdorf ’10 and Brian Hines ’10 with four and five goals scored respectively.
Both these players will graduate along with the four captains of the team, one of which is Hines.
The soccer team welcomed six freshmen to the team this season.
Prior to this year there have never been more than three freshmen at a time on varsity.
Mr. Kelly said the future of the team looks bright and that he is excited for how the freshmen will develop over the next four years.
The season ended when the team lost their first playoff game to San Luis High in Yuma.
The game was tied 1-1 going into overtime. San Luis was granted a penalty kick in double overtime and scored.
Mr. Kelly said it was one of the best games that goalie Patrick Poblete ’10 has ever played. He was voted the player of the game.
“Hopefully we will be able to keep the morale high and make next year just as much fun, if not more fun, than this year. Also, hopefully we can bring home better results and a state championship,” said Nikhar Abbas ’11.