TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The Maine-Endwell soccer group is undefeated heading into week 4 of the season.
The Spartans have earned wins over Vestal, Binghamton and Johnson City.
“It’s kind of just a continuation of how hard they worked up until this point,” stated head coach Matt Gallagher. “They didn’t ever give up on the season as far as us having it… And now they’re coming together, and when they click, they’re a pretty special group so we’re excited about it.”
The Spartans are averaging 58 factors per sport, most just lately placing up 84 factors this previous Saturday.
“We were just going out there every play, we were getting after it,” stated junior Brody Raleigh. “We were playing hard and props to JC (Johnson City), they were putting points up on the board and we just had to keep playing.”
Gallagher stated the better part of the sport was that the Spartans scored in all sides. He additionally stated Johnson City gave them an excellent battle, scoring 44 factors.
“That’s what I liked about the whole thing. Neither side gave up or disrespected the game of football. We played hard the entire time,” he stated.
The Maine-Endwell roster carries a quantity of juniors entering into massive roles, together with Raleigh, Jordan Owens and Josh Kollar.
“This is a huge, important six games for those guys,” stated Gallagher.
“It helps a lot in terms of development,” stated Kollar. (*12*)
All three gamers stated the group is so profitable partly as a result of the chemistry they’ve constructed over the years.
“It gives us a lot of confidence moving forward because we know what we can do,” stated Owens.
“We have a good bond, we just come out every day and practice hard,” stated Raleigh.
With another soccer season standing forward of them and the hopeful return of state and part titles, they’re utilizing this season to construct confidence for the subsequent.
“It’s great to get out here and get reps and hopefully next year make a decent run,” stated Raleigh.
“It’s really exciting to go into next season,” stated Owens. “Hopefully, we can dominate even more than this season.”
For now, their aim is to complete this shortened season out with a 6-0 file, which Kollar stated is feasible in the event that they preserve the proper mentality.
“Dedication, staying focused as a team, all we got and our brotherhood together,” he stated.
“I wouldn’t bet against them, that’s for sure,” stated Gallagher. “Especially with the group we have, we are excited for the fall but these next three games, we’re going to have a lot of fun.”
The Spartans host Chenango Valley Saturday at 1:30 p.m.