Soccer kicks off

The girls and boys are ready and determined to make it to the playoffs this year.

The girls and boys are ready and determined to make it to the playoffs this year.

Presley Cuneo, North Staff Writer

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Soccer season is rolling in fast, and everyone is ready to score victory as the first games kick off the season on Mar. 1, 2019.

The coaches this year are Corbin Frank (for girls) and Chris Waugh (for boys), and the teams are striving and preparing, under their coaching, to make it to the playoffs and win.

Corbin Frank, the new girls’ coach, admits that the girls weren’t content with how they did last year, and want to improve so they can make it to the playoffs.

“I do not think the girls were happy with the results last year, and I can tell they are working to change

that this season,” Frank said. “We plan on working hard enough as a group to make it into playoffs, and do as much damage as we can once we get there.”

They are also trying a new technique this year that will hopefully facilitate improvement.

“We are filming practices and games to correct our inefficiencies,” Frank said.

Shelby Denney, a senior at North who has been playing on the girls’ Varsity team for all four years, also explains how they’ve made quite a few adjustments in comparison to last year.

“We have new coaching, new talent and I’m really excited to see how we compete,” Denney said.

Denney has hope though as she explains that their pre-season practices revealed that they are in better shape than they were last year.

“Our preseason scrimmages were amazing, and I can’t wait to see how we do,” Denney said.

The girls have big goals this year, as their main focus is to make it to the playoffs, something they were unable to achieve last year. Bella Thomas, a senior who plays on both JV as well as varsity, shares this goal with the rest of the team.

“One of my goals and our goals as a team is to make it to playoffs this year because we didn’t last year,” Thomas said.

She shines a light on the fact that although there have been changes made to the team, she believes that it brought everyone closer than they were before.

“I’m really excited for games this season, as we have grown a lot as a team since last year,” Thomas said. “I think everything has brought everyone closer and made us closer as a team, which helps us play better on the field.”

The boys’ team have similar goals this year as well.

qJack Kilgallon, a senior, is incredibly confident in his team’s ability to get to a state final game this year.

“The team should have a long postseason this year, hopefully ending up in a state final game,” Kilgallon said. “I think we can easily get to a state final game, and make it farther this year for sure.”

The boys don’t have a new coach, but they are just as confident in their abilities as the girls are.

Both the boys and girls soccer team are undertaking the task to be their best and get to the playoffs this year. They’re working hard with determination as they prepare to go up against Mustang and Norman North on March 7 and 8. They can definitely do it; go Huskies!

For questions or comments, please contact Presley Cuneo at [email protected]

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