Boys’ JV soccer off to great start with victory over Westminster

Justin Linn, Staff Writer

Junior varsity boys’ soccer finished out the 2018 season with a record of 5-4, scoring 18 goals while conceding 15. Returning sophomores Ian Repie, Nick Jones, Ethan Moon, Alfred Liljas and Daniel Yi look to lead the team to another successful season while freshman Zachary Haledjian, Felipe Lemgruber D’Oliveira, and Joshua Mirsky look to make their mark on the field as their high school soccer careers take flight.

The boys kicked off the season against Westminster winning 1-0. Sophomore Sachin Krishna-Rogers scored a goal just after halftime. Krishna-Rogers finished with two goals and four assists in his freshman year. “It felt very nice to score my first goal in my first game of the season. Hopefully I can keep up a goal streak and help my teammates out,” Krishna-Rogers said.

Last season the team had a disappointing end to the season as they lost two straight games to Quince Orchard and Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Jones finished last season with one goal, which came against Richard Montgomery, and is eager to get back on the field and score more goals. Jones is also in the Student Government Association so he needs to balance his time. “Being in SGA and on the team, I know that I will need to use my time wisely and make myself available for SGA but also play well on the field,’’ Jones said. Haledjian has been playing soccer for the majority of his life and making JV this year has motivated him to keep playing all four years of high school. Haledjian knows that being on a sports team doesn’t mean that he is only focused on soccer and will need to make time for school. “I will be extremely focused on school work and have soccer be my number two so I can get my work done during class or before or after practice,” Haledjian said.

Repie is another athlete who has played multiple sports during his freshman year. Repie was on the soccer team in the fall and played lacrosse in the spring. He is excited to go back to what he loves. Repie has also been playing soccer his whole life and will continue to play as he moves further in his high school years. “I want to try and play soccer till I graduate college, even if it’s playing pick up soccer in college with my friends, or playing rec or even playing on my college team. It’s something that I can do without worrying about anything,” Repie said.