With rocky start, boys soccer looks to improve

With rocky start, boys soccer looks to improve

Tobias’ saves kept the Bulldogs alive against Georgetown Prep.

By Zoe Forster, Sports Editor

The boys soccer team had a dominating 4-3 win over 3A state champions Watkins Mill Sept. 12 at home.

Although the Bulldogs have had a rocky start, losing their two previous games, they believe they have the talent to develop and succeed.

“Watkins Mill won states for 3A so we came out looking for a fight,” senior captain Crispin Muessle said. “This time we showed strength and we all worked together.”

The Bulldogs had been inconsistent leading up to the Watkins Mill game, losing 2-1 against Urbana Sept. 5 and 2-0 against Good Counsel Sept. 10.

Muessle scored early against Urbana, but towards the end of the first half Urbana took control of the game and scored two goals.

“We had a lapse of focus and concentration,” Muessle said. “Our defense was giving away the ball too much and we needed to play through the middle.”

The team won its first two games of the season 2-1 against Georgetown Prep and 1-0 against Mount Saint Joe’s.

In the Georgetown Prep game, the Bulldogs came out slow in the first 10 minutes of the game, but eventually found their rhythm and started to dominate the game.

“Focusing has been inconsistent, but I’m confident that they turned the corner and are a bit more focused,” coach Arnold Tarzy said.

Junior Nathan Ferdowski and Muessle scored, putting the Bulldogs ahead 2-0. In the last 10 minutes of the game, shortly after Georgetown Prep scored their first goal, senior goalie Eli Tobias made a great save on a free kick, allowing the team to finish with a one-goal lead.

The Bulldogs have high hopes for this season and are confident that they are one of the top teams in the division.

“For the past two years we made it to the regional-semifinals and this year we are going to win the whole thing,” senior captain Matt Kramer said.

The team faced Clarksburg Sept. 22.