[GALLERY]: Varsity Mens Soccer Clinches District Champion Title Following 1-0 Win Against Vipers

Catharine Li and Hannah Ashtari

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  • Excited, Daniel Goolsbey ’24 jumps from the crowd of players, adding to the celebratory atmosphere. Goolsbey and other members of the JV soccer team were present to show their support.

  • Midair, Mateo Ghercioiu ’23 recovers from a header shot. Several skirmishes between players led to more aggresive play style.

  • Working around a tackle, midfielder Alex Kalakanis ’23 looks for an open pass. Kalakanis employed a consistent aggression that created ample room for effective offense.

  • Fighting for the ball, forward Kawan Borba ’23 runs to gain possession. Swift movement allowed Borba to play with agility.

  • Focused, Head Coach Chris Hellums and Assistant Coach Jacob Beatty monitor the players from the sidelines. During the team huddle prior to the game, the coaches emphasized clear communication.

  • Attentive to the game, varsity team members await the results of a throw-in. Vocal reactions from the players added to the high-energy environment.

  • Going down the line, Coach Chris Rapp hi-fives an athletic trainer. Celebrations erupted for the first goal made by Patrick Cotey ’23.

  • Observing chants from the student section, Benji DeBlois ’26, Alonzo Estrada ’25, and Luca Suliin ’25 prepare to join in. Game attendees eagerly watched the last seconds of the game before storming the field.

  • Juniors Campbell Hardin, Molly May, and Maddy Serpas project supportive cheers across the field. Crowd enthusiasm grew as the game went on.

  • Driving forward, defender Kane Seghi ’23 works the ball up the field. Seghi opened up many opportunities for scoring.

  • Embracing, seniors Alex Kalakanis ’23 and Carlo Fernandez ’23 absorb the energy from crowd. The team’s win heightened the significance of senior night.

  • The varsity seniors and their families pose for a photo before the game begins. Each senior player was recognized and celebrated before the game began.

  • The team celebrates after Patrick Cotey ’23 scores a goal. This was the only goal scored of the game.

  • Patrick Cotey ’23 passes the ball up the field with a Viper defender on his right side.

  • Mateo Ghercioiu ’23 kicks the ball up the field to remove it from the Warriors’ defensive side.

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