After a dreadful year of COVID restrictions, the varsity soccer team is finally back on the soccer field. The cheers of students, staff, and families echoed throughout campus as the boys showed off their soccer skills during the first home games of the season.
Team member Collin Caviness said, “It felt really good being back on the field. I think sports bring people together in a way nothing else can. You could definitely tell last year the effect of not having it had on everybody. We’re all super excited to play again this season, make memories and have some fun.”
The boys trained for weeks, and it really showed off during their first away game against Mile High when they won 3 - 1.
Last week they had their first home game against Nederland High School. Although the score remained tied for most of the game, they scored the winning points seconds before the end.
While they didn’t come out on top against Loveland Classical on Tuesday, they will have a chance to get back on track at the next home game on Thursday.
Team member Karson Lee stated, “After not being able to play any sports last year, it is great to finally be able to play sports again, especially soccer. It’s already been a great start to the season and it will only get better. We have a lot to work on together as a team but we all are willing to put in the work. I think our whole team is excited to play soccer once again and we all want to bring the trophy back home from Union.”
Elizabeth Jureckova, Student News Team
Photos: Jill Harlow