Fall Sports Report: Varsity Soccer
The fall season was filled with excitement, heartache, nail-biting plays and great soccer touches. The Coed Varsity soccer team demonstrated true character in times of adversity and made incredible improvement both technically and tactically on the field. In the varsity season opener, a 6-5 loss against Alexandria Country Day School, they showed they were going to be a competitive and entertaining team to watch.
The Burgundy Soccer Blazers finished 4th place in the ABC league. Many of the team losses were one-goal deciding games and reflective of how hard they fought as a team. On the season, the Blazers scored 23 goals as a team, averaging more than 3 goals a game. The program centered on developing quality touches on the ball, maintaining possession, on-field communication, fundamental tactical concepts, teamwork, and making the most of every play or opportunity on the field.
The season ended with a heartbreaking overtime loss to Capitol Hill Day School in the quarterfinal of the ABC league tournament. The Blazers walked off the field with class and pride after a gritty and grueling battle!
We would like to recognize our 8th graders for their dedication, leadership and grit! The team had eleven 8th graders: Nathan, Priel, Sante, Julia, Dylan, Alex, Travis, Arturo, Nathaniel, Jacob and Max. Thanks for representing Burgundy and making a positive impact on the program. Best of luck!
Special thanks to our soccer families for their continued support and flexibility with the rescheduled games, rain and road trips!