Mens’ Soccer Team Aiming to Score Big Goals This Season

Salim Addrey

With 2 games left in the regular season, the Mens’ soccer team of MC has a solid record of 11-6-2 and are working to keep up the wins going into the postseason.

The last 2 games of the season will be games against Frederick Community College and Hagerstown Community College on October 14 and 18, respectively. They plan to use these games as momentum and hopefully keep their seed going into playoffs.

With the team currently holding the #1 seed going in the region, they are fulfilling the high expectations set by the squads from previous years. The team has won the regional championship the past 2 years and made appearances in the championship in previous years as well.

The won their last game at Anne Arundel Community College. The first goal scored was actually an own goal but was credited to midfielder Sebastian Soto. He then later on in the game extended the lead by scoring one himself. Anne Arundel scored one after Soto’s second goal but there was not enough time left in the game for them to create a comeback.

They have started October strong having won 3 out of their last 4 games and outscoring their opponents 15 to 4 this month, a much faster start in comparison to September.

The raptors came out of September with strong wins in their last 3 games for that month. This included their biggest marginal win of the season with incredible blowout of 11-0 at Westmoreland County Community College. Devran Perkins and Leeroy M’buta each scored 2 goals for the raptors while Bryan Reyes-Aranda led the assists for the day.

But 2nd year center back Elmer Ramos said that wasn’t their best game so far this year. That award goes to the game against last year’s championship rivals, Prince George’s Community College. He said, “the game vs [Prince George’s] was our best because we were losing 2-0 in the first half but came back to even the score and win 3-2 in overtime.”

The team has a good mix of rookies and veterans this year as well. Even though there are many sophomores on the team, there are more freshman than there are sophomores. Ramos later added that “this year’s team has a tighter bond with a lot of talented players. We’re alot hungrier this year too.”

Luckily, health hasn’t been an issue with the team and even if it was, the depth of skills would outweigh those troubles. All the team needs to make it back to regionals is to keep at their current game plan and stay “hungry.”