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Men's Soccer Team Has Huge Season

Staff Reports | Friday, November 11, 2011
This 2011 fall sports season was full of a lot of triumph and success for the Lutheran West Men’s Soccer Team. The Longhorn’s record was 12-3-1 for the regular season and in the post season the team was 2-1. This was the program’s first winning season in seven years. The team defeated many strong opponents, but lost some close games against tough opponents as well. However, the Longhorns remained positive and always played together as a team.

This year’s team was very blessed to have many talented players in the senior class. This year’s senior class included Ricky Downer, Daniel Hessler, Devan MacDonald, Gaven MacDonald, Nic Paoletta, Armstead Black, Brian Covic, Gabriel Petkac, Jake Dersi,and Tony Haberkorn.Downer was tied for second in goals scored in the conference and G. MacDonald broke a school record for most shutouts in a season. All of the seniors will be missed and have helped the Longhorns have a great season. Notable juniors included Nick Vrabel, Pat Smith, Tim Coulter,and C.J. McNamee.Some sophomores stepped up and played hard including Josh Sekola and Aaron Beckman. The team is continuing to look to improve and better the program.

The Longhorns had many struggles and battles throughout the season. The team was often plagued with injuries including McNamee and Sekola. The Longhorns also faced many strong opponents like Buckeye, Fairview, and Independence. In the postseason, the team faced a superior opponent in Elyria Catholic. However the Longhorns never gave up and persevered through all types of the trials. The team had a great season and the Longhorns look to start building for next season.


Walter Senney

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