Boys’ soccer looking to build on last year


Josh Jones

Captain Taso Halverson is optimistic for the new season

Jake Nicholas, Writer

The Osceola Warriors soccer season is up and running and the boys are looking fierce. So far on the season, the boys are 4-1 with 13 goals scored and only 2 goals allowed. The only loss so far this season came against a rejuvenated Boca Ciega team. Team Captain Taso Halverson explained, “we knew that Boca Ciega had a team with younger eager players ready to get a win. We learned from our mistakes after that game and we feel like we can regain our momentum and start winning games.” After the lone loss to Boca Ciega, the Warriors have won 4 straight outscoring their opponents by a total of 12 goals.

The expectation each year for the Warriors is to make the regional playoffs. The boys on the team feel this is their year to do something amazing. Senior goalkeeper Tristan Waters is one of the players who is the most optimistic that the team can make a deeper run in the playoffs this year. “Last year the team was very strong and we were very unfortunate to lose to Jesuit. However the boys who were on the team last year are hungry to bring a regional championship to the school” said Waters. Last year Osceola lost 2-1 to state powerhouse Jesuit in a thrilling overtime.

The biggest regular season game on the Warriors is the Seminole game January 18th at Warrior Stadium. “No matter the record of both teams, the game is the most important on the schedules for both of us. It is always a competitive and fast paced match that is a must win for both teams” said Halverson. The warriors’ next home game is December 16th when they face the Dunedin Falcons.