Boys’ varsity soccer team loses, expects greater things


JB Wells

Senior Alex Frederick looks on as the offense struggles to maintain control of the ball.

The boys’ varsity soccer team had their first district loss Friday. With a score of 0-3 against Pittsburgh, the team put up a good fight, but defensive struggles and difficulties passing ultimately resulted in their loss.

The Tigers came in to the game with high hopes, hoping to keep their district record clean.

“We were pretty confident,” senior Trevor Stanfill said. “We knew it was going to be a hard game, but we also know that we had what it takes.”

However, as the game progressed the Tigers’ defense weakened and the Pirates began taking advantage of opportunities.

“As a sweeper, it’s my job to control the defense and let them know where to go and what they should do,” senior Alex Frederick said. “To watch my defense fall apart and let so many goals by really hurts because that was my job to make sure we all stayed together and held up.”

Pittsburgh continued to gain more and more ground, while the Tigers couldn’t catch a break. The Tigers’ attempted to stay positive, but soon victory was simply out of reach.

“We were doing good at passing in the beginning, but we lost control at the end when we realized that the ‘win’ was over,” junior Luis Moreno said. “I was still trying to tell the team to ‘pick it up,’ but it’s hard to pick it up when you’re 3-0, and you’re tired.”

The Tigers, despite this defeat are looking forward to improving themselves in practice to continue their successful season.

“We need to stop slacking off,” Moreno said. “Even though we won an important game against Mount Pleasant, we’ve still got to look after these games. We can still improve, and play better than we usually do and know that we can push it to our limits.”