Quinn Macmillan & Misha Boyko / Staff reporter
Gleneagles senior boys’ soccer team is gaining momentum as they have a 2-2-3 record, winning two games, tying two, and losing three. They played their last game on October 29 at Pinetree secondary. They tied the game against Pinetree 1-1 ending the season with a tie.
Led by coaches Frank Abbinante, culinary arts teacher,and Roberto Ramogida, science and digital literacy teacher, along with team captain, Ben Billings, grade 11, feel the boys are only getting stronger.
This year the team has been placed in the AA league which makes for more competitive games compared to the more difficult AAA league.
One of these competitive games was an away game against Pitt Meadows secondary which was held October 17 where the boys lost 4-2. Billings stated, “The game against Pitt Meadows was a really good game because even though we lost, we still fought hard.”
Billings, who was on the senior team last year, also said. “This year’s team is a lot better than last year and we will probably be at our peak next year since a majority of players are grade 11.”
“We are all pretty social,” said Stefan Lakovic. “The grade 12’s help the younger kids on the team and for the most part everyone gets along with each other.”
“Team dynamics are important because they are such a young team and they will form stronger bonds with each other as they grow and gain experience,” added Lakovic
“These team dynamics and support from the older more experienced players is very good for newer or less experienced players because it gives them a safer feeling and less stress in games,” said Billings.
With the leadership and confidence of the senior boy’s, they had a very even season and they lead Gleaneagle to two win’s and are expecting to come back next year even stronger.