Boys soccer defeated by Sherman


Caroline Dolberry

Junior no. 3 Caden Carlock dribbles the ball through two defenders. Carlock was also on the varsity soccer team last year.

On Tuesday night, the boys soccer team continued their season with a 2-0 loss to Sherman. 

“We didn’t play our best; we kept the ball well but couldn’t generate much attack,” junior center back Hunter Reck said. “We had some crucial mistakes that led to goals and had some trouble putting good shots on [the] target.”

The team had opportunities at the goalpost to score, however, they were stopped seven times by opposing Sherman senior goalie, Luis Terrazas.

“At the end of the day, we need to put the ball in the back of the net,” junior midfielder Will Drescher said. “A big takeaway overall is [that] we need to play at 100% from the start of the game.”

The team now holds an overall record of 8-9-1 and a district record of 6-5.

“The district play has been good,” Reck said. “We’ve had some games that we should’ve come on top, but we didn’t finish the game. However, we are working hard in practice and watching a lot of films. We are correcting our mistakes in practice and going over what we need to improve on going forward.”

The top four teams in district advance to the playoffs, and the team has a chance to acquire a playoff spot if they win one of their next three games.

“Our biggest focus in the season right now is to secure our spot in the playoffs,” junior goalie Noah Nguyen said. “We need to make sure we win the games we should, and we won’t have a worry.”

There are three more district games until playoffs against Mckinney North, Denison and Rock Hill. The team is currently fourth place in the district.

“The goal for the team is to make the playoffs,” Drescher said. “We want our seniors to have the best year possible and that comes with going deep in the playoffs. We practice every day before school and are working hard, so we are ready when that time comes.”

The team will compete against Mckinney North on Friday. North is ranked first in the district and holds a record of 10-1.

“The last time we played McKinney North, we definitely didn’t play our best,” Nguyen said. “We need to get up in the attack and make sure that we finish the few chances we get because of North’s very strong defense.”