by Palmira Henriquez & Daeyalina Moreno
The Pueblo’s boys soccer season is over, and all of those long hours of practicing are over. The boys practiced everyday from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and with a new coach, Mr. Dillon Cox said, the team felt like they were going to go in a new direction this year.
Coach Cox said, “We had a lot of fun together, and despite the losses this year, I’m looking forward to the team’s future.”
However, despite all of the practice, the Pueblo boys’ soccer team end up with a season record of 1-10-1.
Senior Everto Morales, Jr. said, “The team’s weakness is that when we lost, we put our heads down and started wanting to quit the team. We needed to be stronger.”
However, despite weaknesses, the team showed many admirable strengths.
Senior Ramon Estrella, #14, part of the team’s defense, said, “One of the team’s biggest strengths was our chemistry.”
Adding to that, senior Sergio Olivas, a forward, said, “The team carried a good attitude! The guys were always ready to play, and they all had a strong mentality.” He added, “The boys felt that they touched the ball more this year, and they enjoyed the new coach’s fresh attitude about keeping us positive as well as his new vision of our team.”
Although the season is over, Olivas said, “From the beginning, it was obvious that we had a very slim to no chance of entering the playoffs, but there’s always next year for the underclassmen.”
On Feb. 6, the Warriors played their last game against Palo Verde. Although Pueblo lost (the score was 0-4) on Senior Night. Olivas said, “Even with a losing season, we were like a family—from beginning to end.”