By Aubree Clark
The boys varsity soccer left for St. Louis for the last games as a team this season. They left on Oct. 2 and came back Oct. 6, playing three games against the top national teams.
“The games didn’t go as well as we hoped, but we got to see what the top national teams look like so that was good for us. It was good for the boys to see that,” head coach Jordan Ivey said.
This trip was different for Ivey as now a head coach. “It was a little different as a head coach than just an assistant. As a head coach you don’t realize how much planning and worrying is put into it. The boys were really good though, we didn’t have any issues,” Ivey said.
Although the games didn’t go as planned, everyone had a lot of fun. “My highlight was the Fifa tournament that was held in my room and also Armando soaking coach Walsh’s shoes in the bathtub,” senior Eric Smith said.
Sophomore Brian Waite also agreed. “I also really enjoyed the Fifa tournament we had on the last night since I was the champion and beat both Coach Ivey and Coach Walsh,” Waite said.
“The whole trip would be my highlight. It was great to watch the team come together. There were no cliques; they just all became brothers. It was a good team bonding experience,” Ivey said.
The varsity team ended the season with a 3-8 league record. The team is losing eight seniors, but they are ready to come back next year with a new team and new opportunities.