Boys soccer finishes successful season


Photo courtesy of Olivia Tabbert

Soccer team lines up before a hard fought game.

The boys soccer season was one to remember. While the boys didn’t go as far as they wanted, they kept fighting all season.

They ended 3-13-2, beating Prairie Ridge. Antioch, and North Chicago. Ultimately they lost in the playoffs after a heartbreaking 5-0 loss. 

The soccer team worked hard all season long, and the team, while not playing how they wanted, made many changes among themselves in order to produce success, creating new strategies and cycling talent further led to success.

“In the beginning of the season, we had three goalies, but then we had two goalies change to striker which brought a positive change to the team,” said manager Olivia Tabbert.

While the team didn’t win any major awards, they definitely hit their goal of working hard and trying to be the best they can. The team used their failures to improve and come back the next game stronger. The boys put up quite the showing against the 10-8 Prairie Ridge beating them 2-0 to open up the season to show they can beat any team any day.

“My favorite game by far was the Prairie Ridge game because we played well as a team, and it was my personal best game too,” said goalie Chase Bollinger.

The team may not have had the greatest season in their games, but both the players and managers agree the practices were always fun to go to and made them better soccer players.

“Soccer is a great sport to play because it is super fun,” Bollinger said.

Oliva Tabbert agrees. “The best part of managing was being able to practice with the boys,” she said.

Overall, the team had played fantastic individually, and while it’s sad to see the seniors go, the team will come back stronger next year.