Boys soccer team starts season off strong, looks to build off success

Nelson Aydelotte

The varsity boys soccer team started the season off on a high note, beating Strake Jesuit and tying tournament host Klein in the Klein Showcase on Jan. 8-10. As the Chaps started 1-0-1 they were able to land a spot at advancing further in the tournament, but eventually fell to Morton Ranch 0-1.

“We fought hard,” sophomore Robert Vassilev said. “We played our best but in the end, we fell short of advancing further and lost to a better team.”

Although the Chaps didn’t win the tournament, they were proud of their efforts, and look forward to playing together as a team in future games.

“I thought we played very well,” sophomore Michael Garcia said. “There were some things that we did that made me optimistic and some things I saw we needed to grow on. But as for future games I think we will continue to grow as a team, develop chemistry and have the ability to win a lot of games this season.”

The Chaps’ next game is against Anderson High School at Westlake, They hope to improve their teamwork and put together a good game in order to build momentum heading into District play, which starts on Jan 20.

“Our team played great in three games and has made great leaps and bounds since the start of the season,” coach John Campbell said. “We have a lot we need to grow on though — we have a lot of talent, but a lot of youth. If we can pull together as a team right now, the sky is the limit for this team.”