The varsity boys soccer team won against Shawnee Mission Northwest on Thursday, October 7. The team scored three times in the first half, while Shawnee Mission Northwest scored only a single goal. In the second half, Mill Valley scored twice, ending the game with a final score of 5-1.
The team’s success at the game was the result of their hard work, according to senior Ryan Wingerd. As team captain, Wingerd believes that the “team chemistry has been getting better through each game.”
So far, the team has an impressive 10 wins this season. According to senior Garrison Schrag, this can largely be attributed to the fact that there are 13 seniors on the team.
“For some of us this is our fourth year playing together on the high school team so I think this is definitely the culmination of just playing for four years,” Schrag said.
New soccer coach Jason Pendleton has also helped the team to grow and improve.
According to Wingerd, Pendleton has been “helping set up tactics and getting players in the right spot and where they need to be.”
Agreeing with Wingerd, Schrag, says before Pendleton became head coach, the team was just playing soccer, but now they play soccer with “purpose.”
Looking ahead to the postseason, winning at state is the team’s main goal.
Wingerd believes with their success and newfound purpose, the team has a better chance than ever at winning if the team can “just keep dominating.”