Soccer and wrestling mid-season update

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Soccer and wrestling mid-season update

The wrestling team poses with their first ever trophy.

The wrestling team poses with their first ever trophy.

Photo Courtesy of Mathieu Isanove

The wrestling team poses with their first ever trophy.

Photo Courtesy of Mathieu Isanove

Photo Courtesy of Mathieu Isanove

The wrestling team poses with their first ever trophy.

Colin Brown and Otis Lyons

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Wrestling

The wrestling team has cemented themselves as one of the better squads in school history. With an undefeated 6-0 record in MCAL, they have proven to be a team to watch this year.

While cruising in MCAL play, the squad also competed in the highly competitive non-league Dawn2Dusk tournament at Marin Catholic, where they finished 4th out of 20 local teams. The result earned the team its first ever wrestling trophy.

Recently, the side took down Novato and Marin Catholic at their home meet. Sophomore Aylo Corshen and junior Sebastian Molineaux lead the team with two pins each.

The next obstacle will be at the final MCAL tri-meet, where the Pirates will take on the two other undefeated teams in the league, Tam and defending champions Redwood on Jan. 31. Redwood will be heavy favorites, after placing 1st at the Dawn2Dusk tournament.

“Our team is the deepest it has ever been,” Molineaux said, “We have a great shot at taking first in league.”

Should the team place in the top two in MCAL, by defeating either Tam or Redwood, they will advance to the NCS Dual Team Meet on Feb. 10.

 

Girls Soccer

With a rough season last year, this year’s squad has a chip on their shoulders. Despite the skill leaving last year, they still have some potential and talented girls returning. This year’s senior class is lead by Lily McLean, Zoe Mahaney, Caroline Morton, Anais Nagle, and Isabelle Zuroske.

They have started off strong with a record of 10-4-4 overall and look to continue this success.

“The potential of this squad is scary good, they have a capability of really doing some serious damage this year. Although many seniors graduated last year, we have a full team of returners and a lot of young talent,” forward Sadie Cudd said.

This year should be an exciting year for this year’s soccer program.

These girls hope to win a championship. “I believe we have the ability to hang up a banner for girls’ soccer, which hasn’t happened in a long time,” McLean said.

 

Boys Soccer

The ‘Bleachboyz’ return this year looking to do some serious damage. Although they lost eight seniors last year, they have some serious talent still on their hands for this season. With an early exit to last season, they look to rebuild and achieve their full potential.

NCS looks promising with an overall record of 9-4-4 and an MCAL record of 5-3-4.

“After getting eliminated early last year we are very motivated to be successful this year,” starting goalie Ben Fries said.

It is a very tight race this year in the standings. With two matches remaining, 4th through 7th place are separated by just five points.

With undefeated Redwood clinching first place in league, it is an all-out battle with the rest for a playoff berth.

The final two matches of the league season will pit the team against Branson on Senior Night Jan.30, before heading to Tamalpais two days later on Feb. 1.

Both opponents are in the postseason scrum, and just one win will put the Pirates into the playoff field.