Soccer prepares to beat the odds at districts


Sophia Ferretti

Making his way down the field, junior Jack Galkowski prepares to shoot the ball into the goal. The boys played in the Northwest tournament against Oakville on Aug. 20 with an ending score of 0-3.

The boys varsity soccer team is ready to fight for the winning title at districts and position focused training is how they plan to prepare.

“I think it’s going to be a struggle, obviously, but I feel like we are going to peak at the right time, and I’m looking forward to playing in the big games and enjoying that experience,” freshman Landon Dupont said.

The boys on team also received individual training and preparation regarding their specific playing positions on the field.

“Since I am a midfielder, most of my position includes passing the ball around the field, which means getting involved in the attack and getting all the way back for defense. Physically it is demanding so any extra running will help me better prepare myself for districts,” sophomore Harry Skordos said.

The boys are not only mentally preparing themselves, but also physically by eating healthy and staying hydrated.

“I will prepare physically and mentally ahead of time to keep my composure and have the idea in my mind that every opportunity I get I have to finish. We will definitely work harder and harder every practice as if we would in a game,” junior Jack Galkowski said.

With 104 saves on record, goalkeeper and senior Andrew Engelmeyer plans to train with keeper coach Tony Piccinni.

“I’m definitely going to be getting a lot of training in these last couple weeks and overall using the last couple of games as references to sharpen my decision making and just got from there,” senior Andrew Engelmeyer said.

Districts begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. versus Parkway North High School.

“I will be really excited because we have been working so hard, plus it will be a relief from all the hard work and practice we’ve been doing to prepare,” Skordos said.