Soccer Saved The Last Goal Until The Last Minute

Zaida Chapman, Journalism 1 Student

(Photo courtesy of Heidi Myers)

McPherson high school soccer battled it out, on their home field, against Valley Center. Winning with a score of 3-2.  The match was played on October 15, 2015. While maintaining good sportsmanship, both teams didn’t stop playing hard until the final whistle.

“We have done a lot of finishing this week to get ready for Valley Center,” said varsity defensive midfielder, Kento Aizawa. “Last year we looked past a lot of teams and we are just trying to take on one team at a time. The loss against Rose Hill and Dodge City were pretty rough so I try to keep a positive attitude at practice to help my teammates overcome the loss.”

The team has a few players who are bruised up a bit, including Jeremy Krehbiel, Patrick Munsey, Darrius Armstrong, and Jose Arriola. As a team, they have all been dealing with it really well.
“We all just learned to play 100% every game even with a few bumps and bruises just so we can keep the team going,” said Jeremy Krehbiel, a varsity midfielder “we don’t have a lot of depth anymore so we have to give it our all every game to make up for it. Getting the ball out wide and not playing it through the middle has been one of our main focuses at practice and learning some mental toughness as well.”