Boys Soccer season wrap up

Rachel Harmon, Advisor

The Trojan varsity soccer team ended the season with a record of 6 wins and 5 losses, finishing fifth in the Wright County Conference. Led by Head Coach Gospel Kordah and Captains Jacob Lee, Chase Tiede, Sam McDougall and Isaac Hill, their season started August 31 against Delano, a game they won 4-0. The season ended with a 0-4 loss to Rochester Mayo in the first round of the Section 1AA.

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According to Coach Kordah, “Overall, this year was our best year since the program started. We had a group of talented players that were willing to compete in every practice and game. We were able to finish our shortened season without any issues with COVID-19 so I’m pretty happy about that. Our captains Isaac Hill, Chase Tiede, Sam McDougall and Jacob Lee did a great job leading by example during practices and games. It was really fun to see the boys play attacking football this season. We were able to score 20 goals and had an assist total of 10. Our ability to attack is something that does not come easy to our players, and this year we scored more goals than we have ever scored in a single season. I am sure that our soccer program will continue to grow and compete at the highest level. Our main goal this year was to get through the season safely, and we did that.”

Senior Captain Isaac Hill said, “I know the guys missed out on a lot of stuff because of COVID, but I think one thing that helped us all out was being able to have a season and to add on top of that having the best record we’ve ever had.  Throughout the season I feel like we put our all into each game because we knew it could have been our last, but of course we still had fun in the process of it all.”

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Junior Sam Newton said, “I think playing our best was a highlight for the whole team. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get past the first sections round once again playing Mayo.”

In terms of next year, Hill said, “The outlook next year is definitely going to be tough with us going into the new conference, but I have hope that our new captains will lead the team and bring home some victories, and I’ll definitely be in the stands cheering them on.”

Senior Jack Baribeau had a similar perspective. “Our team was very senior-heavy which might have played a role in our success; unfortunately, next year’s prospect looks rough with a bunch of spots to fill by seniors leaving Coach Kordah’s resignation.  It will be tough, but I know the boys will persevere.”

Captains for the 2021 season include returning Captain Jacob Lee, and newly appointed Captains– Blake Skwira, Carter Wilson and Sam Newton!!