JV boys fall short in final game of season


Katie Johnson

Goalie Tucker Hawkins prepares to send the ball down the field. Despite the team’s efforts, Woodward Academy scored two goals near the end of each half to end the Starr’s Mill season with a loss.

Micah Freeman, Staff Writer

Following last week’s loss to McIntosh, the JV boys soccer team ended its season with a loss to Woodward Academy, 2-0.

“I think we had a great season,” head coach Nick Castagna said. “We had more wins than losses, which is always a good thing.”

The game started off with both sides putting pressure on the other. The Panthers controlled possession of the ball for a majority of the first half. However, near the end of the half, Walker Meacham scored for Woodward, giving Woodward a 1-0 lead.

“We started to work better as a team and collaborate more without getting mad at each other,” defender Gavin Vu said.

In the second half, the Panthers began to work together more and had better control of the ball. However, Woodward kept pace. Woodward’s Carson Hanges closed out the game with a goal and taking home the win 2-0.

“We’ve definitely have had much improvement from where we started,” goalie Tucker Hawkins said.

The JV Panther team ended the season 6-4-1 overall. Both varsity teachers will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Night this Friday in Panther Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.