The Wolverines boys soccer team faced a tough loss against Coupeville on September 23.
“We did a lot of things well in that game and Adam Strasbourger had an amazing header goal. That said, we had a few lapses of focus defensively and had a hard time finding the back of the net,” Coach Brett Paul said.
Nonetheless, the team responded well to the loss and became focused on practice and. preparing for the next two games against Mount Vernon Christian and Lopez. Both games were a shutout with the final score vs MVC as 3-0 and Lopez, 6-0. “Our defense led by goalie Luke Totten and center back Eric Corbin played exceptionally well keeping both opponents goalless in both games, ” Paul said. “Alden Carli and Owen Conde Raggett led the team in goals these games with three each, followed by midfielder Jonah Parsons with 2 goals, and left-wing Cole Curtis with 1 goal.”
According to Paul, the boys have been working hard on incorporating their defensive players into the final attack, which is a necessity for offensive play with their formation. Paul said his favorite play of the whole season so far was in the Mount Vernon Christian game. “The score was still 0-0 and our center back and captain, Eric Corbin, made an overlapping run through MVCs back line, received a leading pass and drew a foul just outside MVCs 18-yard box.” Paul said. “It was a moment of creativity and executing with intent, something we focus on a lot with our team.”
Paul also noted that for breast cancer awareness month, the boy’s varsity soccer will be doing a breast cancer fundraiser where pledgees will pay a voluntary amount per goal they score throughout the month of October. The team is hoping to score at least 21 goals in the seven games. Pledges can be made using the link https://bit.ly/WolverinesBCAM. anytime before Oct. 31 and would love more to join our fundraiser!
The next home game is against Orcas next Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. “This is arguably the biggest and most important match of our normal season before playoffs. We would love to see a lot of community support for this home game!” Paul said.
Cheer them on at the Linde Community Fields starting at 3 p.m. on Oct. 11.