Boys’ soccer is struggling but striving

by Caleb Peter

On Thursday April 6, the PCM boys’ varsity and JV soccer team played Chariton at home. The JV team lost 0-1. The only point scored was in the last 30 seconds of the game. Varsity had an identical loss to last year, losing 1-3

There were many reasons why the team lost the game, and head Coach Darrin Telfer is concentrating on what needs to be fixed in order for the team to be successful.

“First off I think we lost because we were not mentally prepared for the game. I think we just thought we could just go through the motions and beat Chariton, but we’re not good enough to do that, and I think we need to work more to learn how to gel as a team and put some passes together and just communicate more,” said Telfer.

Senior Jacob Phillips, varsity player and captain, who mostly plays mostly as a defender is also looking for what needs to be fixed.

“It was not as good as we wanted it to be. We were all putting in effort but we are not playing as a team. We need to figure something out, we are not playing as serious as we should be. We have tons of talent, but we’re just not using it,” said Phillips.

Although the team hasn’t won a game this season, there is always something positive to say.

Phillips said, “We don’t give up as easily as some people think. I don’t know, there’s times when are down way more than we probably should be, but we always seem to keep fighting even if it’s not enough,”

The next time you can see the team play is this Thursday at home vs. Nevada, starting at 5:30 p.m.