Kick It To Regionals

Varsity soccer team makes regional playoffs.

Senior Conner Kalmar run on to the field.

Kaitlyn Piggott, Sports Editor

The boys varsity soccer team beat Seaholm and Bloomfield Hills to make it to the district finals, which were Oct. 21, where they beat Berkley to win districts. The program hasn’t won the district finals since 2011. The district includes Athens, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills and Seaholm. On the first regionals game, the team beat Grosse Pointe South 7-0. The team plans on going all the way to the state finals.

Senior Freddie Hubacker said that the team is really good and they work better together than last year.

“[Last year] we were a good team,” Hubacker said. “We just weren’t together. The seniors really stepped up this year.”

Senior Jimmy Warner also said that the team is closer together this year.

“We are a more technical team,” Walters said. “We have all been playing together forever, so that helps.”

Walters scored the lone goal in the Colts’ 1-0 victory over Berkley in the district finals.

“[Scoring the winning goal] was pretty cool,” Walters said. “It didn’t feel like the winning goal, but it ended up being the winning goal.”

The team has been practicing since the summer for about an hour and a half. Hubacker says that he enjoys practice, but sometimes it becomes tedious. Senior Jimmy Warner enjoys being with his friends at practice.

The Colts have a record of 13 wins, six losses and two ties. One of the team’s losses was to Rochester. The Colts lost by three goals.

“Our hardest loss was Rochester because we just didn’t have a good game,” Warner said. “If we have a chance to play them again in the state semifinals, I know we will come back and work even harder to win.”

The most crucial win for the Colts was against Brother Rice.

“[The most important game] was the district final game against Brother Rice because it was a difficult opponent,” Warner said. “They are a good team but, we overcame missed opportunities and achieved our goal.”

Warner asserts that the success of the team is due to the work ethic of him and his teammates.

“I feel like everyone is working harder this year,” Warner said. “The majority [of the team] is seniors and everyone is working for each other. We’ve had talent in the program for a while. We want to show that we can actually do this.”