Varsity boys’ soccer kicks off season on high note


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The varsity boys’ soccer team readies for a successful season.

The varsity boys’ soccer team record currently is one win, one draw, and one loss. The boys opened their season Sep. 7, besting  Rockville 4-3 in double overtime. On Sep. 20, they faced Northwest in an action-packed game that was 3-3, but they conceded a goal and lost the game. Their one draw came against Watkins Mill. 

Junior Kasra Dokhaee returns for his second year of school soccer and is looking to make this his best one yet. Dokhaee was a key player for junior varsity last year and is high-spirited and ready for the season. “It feels great to return back to the soccer season,” Dokhaee said. “The competition is much more challenging this year, but it’s nothing we can’t handle.”

The team is diverse and has 12 seniors, five juniors and two sophomores. Junior Dylan Linton is playing his first year on varsity. “The guys are very welcoming and friendly,” Linton said. “It was tough at first, but I’ve gotten used to all the different things.” 

Senior Matthew Serrano is the team’s captain. “It feels great. I get to showcase my leadership and set an example to my team,” Serrano said. “Every team has a chance to win states, especially us. We have a team that has special players that can lead us to the state championship.” 

After the Northwest game Dokhaee said, “We played very well but sadly went down, but this won’t put us down. We stay focused and ready for the next game,” Dokhaee said.