Soccer season full of success


The Mirror reporter

Flying around the field and coming out on top of every match-up, the Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) boys soccer team has stunned everyone with a 15-1-2 record so far this season.

With hopes of making it to state for the very first time, the team plan to continue working hard and conquering their toughest competitors.

Those toughest competitors so far are D.C. Everest High School and Wausau West High School who account for their two ties.

“D.C. Everest and Wausau West were very solid teams and we were only able to come out and tie. We don’t like ending in a tie but it’s much better than a loss,” said senior Jacob Bielke.

“It was a big win against Wausau West that gave us more momentum to start the season,” said Phil Trzebiatowski after the third game of the season. He had scored the game winning goal with under 10 seconds remaining.

Two other big games were both against Wisconsin Rapids High School. In the first one, SPASH was down 1-2 late in the second half and scored two goals to win it. In their second match it was a close game with SPASH coming out on top 2-1.

“The wins against Rapids were huge not only because they are conference wins but Rapids is a big rival to SPASH, not only in soccer but also in all other sports,” said senior Joey Dorgan.

The key game of the year was against Everest in their second match up. This game ended up being for the conference title since both teams were undefeated in the conference and tied in their last match up.

SPASH ended up falling just short against Everest, losing the game 3-2.

“Winning conference would’ve been huge for us. But even with the loss, it is the first one in the season so we will still have a high seed for playoffs which means we will have home games and having a home crowd behind you is a great feeling,” said senior Patrick Hefferan.

The team hopes to use all their momentum in the playoffs and keep playing great because they know that from now on in the playoffs if you lose you’re done and they have much higher goals set than to go home early in the playoffs.