By: Kristin Jacobson, Photographer
On September 19th, 2016 the boy’s soccer team had their Homecoming Game against Clinton High School. Unfortunately, the score ended at a 4-1 lose for the Warriors, which was a first time against this school.
Going into the game, they were anticipating a challenge.
“I knew it would be a tough game. They have a very athletic team,” said head varsity soccer coach Mr. Todd Ashby.
The one goal that Pius scored was by Junior Midfielder Zach Cissell. It was a penalty kick made in the last five minutes of the game after a player was tripped in the box.
“I needed to make this point to get the team motivated,” said Cissell.
Many of the players were disappointed by the outcome, but acknowledged one of their main problems was their mindset.
“It was a tough game. We were not in the right mindset. They really just wanted the win a lot more than we did,” said Junior Drake Ewing.
The Warriors stand with a record of 6-7. With only 2 seniors on the field and 9 graduated in Spring of 2016, the team has been working toward post season play.
“A couple of calls didn’t go our way, but our loss wasn’t indicative of the season. The boys knew they had a lot of work to do to get ready for the post season. We have to get ready for Districts,” said Mr. Ashby.
Even though the game was a loss, the team took it as a lesson to be learned on working hard and keeping in the right frame of mind before playing against another team.
“We came in taking them lightly. We were outworked and we can learn a lot from that. We need to never go in thinking we’re going to win. We need to always come out ready to go,” said Cissell.
The boys played against Harrisonville on Thursday, September 29th and ended in a tie 3-3. Their next game will be at the Oak Park invitational this weekend at Staley High School.