By: Bella Tarzia and Daniel Vazquez
The men’s varsity soccer team dominated against Buckeye Union High School during their pre-season scrimmage at home on November 26th and it came in a close second in its annual invitational tournament. With lots of hard work, we can expect the team to dominate this season.
The team put lots of preparation in the past few weeks to ensure a great season. Captain Marlon Acosta said, “We prepared by having talks of positions and implementing them into practice and ultimately implementing them to our scrimmage.”
The scrimmage went extremely well for the team. Both offense and defense worked as hard as they could and they defeated Buckeye 2-0. Moving forward from the scrimmage, “We now have first-hand experience of how we as individuals play and how we play together as a team and can expect a lot this season,” said Acosta.
Of course, the goal is always to win the state championship, but senior goalkeeper Carlos Merida Aragon really believes they have a chance this year. “If I’m being honest, I think that this team with the players we have and the leaders we have, we could push for the state championship,” Aragon said. With that confidence, we can expect to see these boys in the playoffs this season.
For the fifth year in a row, the Agua Fria men’s soccer team has hosted the Owl Invitational Tournament. They first faced Youngker High School and absolutely dominated, defeating the Rough Riders 2-0.
Going into the next game with high confidence, the Owls tied with Willow Canyon 2-2. This left the Owls on edge as they needed to win their next game against Betty Fairfax to continue on in the tournament.
The Owls defeated Betty Fairfax, 2-0 putting them at an advantage for their final game. Unfortunately, the Owls lost to Camelback High School 1-3.
With lots of room for improvement, “We are far from the goal and have a lot of work to do but I think if we work hard and practice we could achieve that goal,” Merida said.
We can expect great things from the team this season, “The only thing we want to promise is that we’ll do our best to always give the school a good game,” Acosta said.
We can’t wait to see what these Owls have in store for us. Make sure to come and see the Owls dominate the field on December 12th at 4pm and 6pm against Kellis High School. Go Owls!