Riverside’s Junior Boys’ soccer team dominated their final home game against Westview on Wednesday, October 12, with a final score of 4-1 for Riverside. The team was very happy to win in front of the home crowd one last time as they move on to their final few games on the road.
“Our team has good chemistry, they work well together, we support each other, and I think it’s what got us the win in that game,” said Coach and Riverside teacher Clarence Chee of the team. “I’ve always loved the game and the fierce competitiveness of the sport.” As they head to improve their record, will the team be able to clinch a few more victories and move up in the rankings?
“Our big goal is to make it far in the Fraser Valley Playoffs against our biggest competition, Charles Best and Heritage Woods; with everyone’s contributions, we’re sure we can make Riverside proud this year,” said Mr. Chee. Riverside came in second in the Kwantlen Park Tournament, but have never won the Fraser Valley Cup. This year, the team seeks to beat their rivals in the Fraser Valley Tournament.
“The biggest challenge for our team I would say is Heritage Woods; their players can pace and they have good play making skills,” said Max Lau, one of Riverside’s offensive forwards on the team. “It felt good to win our last home game; it started out tough, but in the end, I think we showed improvement,” said Lau. Lau joined the team in the game against Westview and is happy to celebrate with the team.
“Poco soccer has improved greatly over the last few years, it helped us accomplish our greatest achievement so far, which is coming in second place at the Kwantlen Park Tournament, and bringing home a trophy for the junior soccer team,” said Chee.
Their last game loss against Terry Fox, putting them at a record of two wins and four losses, the team has some challenges awaiting them to get a spot in the Fraser Valley Tournament. It comes down to their last game of the season against Aldergrove. With Heritage Woods leading the standings with five wins and zero losses, will the team be able to suppress the odds?