Photo By Courtney Bowles | Story By Richard Hernandez
The boys soccer team has reached the mid point of their season. The mid point brings district games, and one of those district teams is Lee. The team has been unable to beat Lee since coaches Jason Hendrick and Bruce Gillespie started coaching here, but this season was different. The Mavs (2-3) in district went out and defeated the team that has kept them tame.
“It was exciting. They played hard and my team knows they can play with any team in district,” coach Hendrick said.
The team was coming off a district loss against Reagan so they were ready to show that they are in the playoff picture.
“We came up with a big loss against Reagan, so with the game against Lee coming up we were determined that we needed a big win against Lee to show districts that we are here to play soccer,” senior Nate Finely said.
With the team fighting for a spot in the playoffs, each game the team plays brings a chance to improve their record in district.
“Right now it just means we are 2-3 in districts, but we have a tough schedule with a tough 3 game stretch against MacArthur, Johnson, and Roosevelt,” Coach Hendrick added.”This means to have a chance in playoffs we have to have a .500 record in district].
The team’s next game is against Johnson March 25 at , at BAC-E West at 3 p.m.
“They have a lot of heart,” Coach Hendrick added. “They play hard, and go out and do the things we teach them even though it’s simple soccer.”