Boys soccer state bound for first time since 2008


Meredith Frahm

After scoring a goal in the first half, sophomore Angel DeLeon hugs junior Andy Nam. The Eagles beat Great Bend 3-0 and will play Andover Central tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Blasdel, Editor

Boys soccer will be headed to state for the first time in 12 years on Friday. After having a 13-1-1 record this season, the team have a good standing going into one of their most important games tomorrow.

“We are very confident in ourselves and we believe we can bring it home,” junior Levi Curtain said.

The team has not only been working hard on their game, but has tried to improve their outlook and attitude.

“Our positivity started really bad at the start of the season,” Curtain said. “But it has improved a lot and we are playing as a team very well now.”

Coach Michael Pfeifer agrees with Curtain.

“The most important factors are that the boys trust each other and have stepped up to play well together in a new system and expectations,” Pfeifer said. “Overall, they’re having fun.”

State tournaments are a big achievement for any athlete, so it’s easy for a team to feel nervous going into it. But Curtain said that as long as they play as a team and trust in each other he thinks they will perform the way they are trained to.

“We just have to believe in ourselves and trust our teammates in every play of the game,” he said.

Pfeifer and the team are very confident about Friday, and think they stand in a good position to give the team the best chance at moving on in state.

“I feel very confident in the boys and this team,” Pfeifer said. “We play Andover Central in the first match, who we beat 2-0 in our previous match. We can compete with anyone with our defense and ability to score goals.”

The team will take on Andover Central Friday at 4 pm at Spring Hill high school.