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Soccer finds success on the field

The Hornet soccer team had a successful season, and even though it has come to a close, the memories will remain for these boys.

Ending their season with a record of 10-14-1, assistant varsity coach Casey Rooney was proud of his players.

“I’m not exactly happy with the record, but only because I feel like we were really unlucky at the beginning of the season having started out 0-5. I’m proud of the boys because they had a huge comeback,” Rooney said.

Regardless of their record, Rooney still thought the boys had a successful season.

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“It was a great season, I just wish we could have caught a break,” Rooney said.

Senior Mitch Fetterling thought this season was a tough one, but definitely one they built strongly off of.

“We had a rough start, there is no doubt about that. But we picked up the pace, and improved our work ethic, and it showed dramatically as the season went on,” Fetterling said.

And as the season went on, the boys had an exciting game against Ruskin where they spread them 10-0. This was a surprise considering that two weeks before in the previous game against Ruskin, the Hornets won 3-1.

Districts started on Nov. 1 when Northtown played Fort Osage. Northtown was seeded fourth, and Fort Osage was seeded fifth.

The game started out dead even, but the Hornets pulled away and won 2-0.

Because of the victory, the Hornets moved on to the semi-finals against Liberty, who was ranked first. The team played without starters Josh Medina, and Eli Warren, juniors, due to injuries.

“It was tough playing without a couple of starters. We missed them, but at the same time you have to play with who you have. You have to go into every game with full strength, and realize that injuries are part of the game,” head coach Jeff Lasswell said.

Northtown lost to the Blue Jays 2-1, but the game was not a letdown for the fans by any means.

“This was the most intense game, everyone was yelling and it was a great game despite the outcome,” Melanie Curtis, junior, said.

The coaches enjoyed the game also, but just like everyone else, they would have preferred a different team besides Liberty moving on.

“Districts went well, I felt like we played very well. It didn’t go the way we wanted, but that wasn’t because of a lack of hustle,” Lasswell said.

The seniors regret that the season is over, but they are glad to be leaving the team with a positive impression.

“I’m sad the season is over, but I hope that the team knows i did the best i could as a captain. I hope to leave the team with only positive thoughts and good work ethic,” senior captain Andrew Matheney said.

Lasswell will miss his five seniors, but he is impressed with their leadership and work ethic.

“The boys are leaving experience, leadership and hard work. They’re also leaving a hole in our defense, but we’ll deal with that next year,” Lasswell said.

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