With only one week left until Almont League season arrives, the boys’ soccer team has accomplished a preseason record of six wins, three losses and two ties. The team’s three losses were against Rosemead, Duarte and El Rancho, two of which were lost in a preseason tournament.
“Preseason was one of the best years for soccer in about a decade and it has prepared us by building up team chemistry and learning from our mistakes so that in the next game we improve,” senior goal-keeper Patrick Zydziak said.
“For our expectations for league, [we believe] that we have a chance of winning it this year or at least be [qualify for California Interscholastic Federation], something our team has not done in a while.”
The team won their first league game against the Mark Keppel Aztecs on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at home with a score of 3-0. With very high expectations, the team diligently practices throughout the week. Their 6-3-2 record comes down to these few weeks as they take on the Almont teams for the league championship. The team is sure to show their opponents their diverse team in the ongoing future.
“Commitment, attitude and culture have improved significantly. [This] has shown in our record being our better preseason record while I have been coaching here. We work on technical and tactical abilities [along] with individual footwork so collectively as a team, we are much stronger. We also implement fitness so that we are not out of shape,” Head Coach Netza Bravo said.