Featured: Glen Rock Boys’ Soccer

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by Max Marcilla, Feature Editor (Sports)

Every champion has confidence. For Glen Rock’s Varsity Soccer team, nothing shows their confidence more than their determination to succeed.

The boys’ Varsity Soccer team got off to a slow start, going 2-5 and averaging less than one goal a game. In their most recent game, they were shut out by Lodi (who has since reached the .500 mark with a 4-4 record).

But Coach Paul Cusack remains confident in his team, despite their lack of scoring. In a recent interview, he said, “We played a strong game yesterday and had our chances.  We hit the crossbar twice and had two shots saved by defenders off the goal line.”

Coach Cusack is not giving up hope on any late season runs — and from the sound of the unlucky breaks the team has had so far, it’s not unlikely that the boys’ Varsity Soccer team could catch fire. Coach Cusack noted that the majority of their losses were by a solitary goal and that the team has “gotten some unlucky bounces.” In fact, Coach Cusack went as far as saying “We have hit the posts and crossbars and had more goals saved off the line this year than in any prior season.” Of their final nine games, only four teams have more wins than losses.  Six of those nine, however, are on the road: a challenge best met by, you guessed it, unwavering confidence.

The upcoming game for the Varsity team is on the road against Elmwood Park, a team who has won eight of their nine games, including a blowout in their last game, 4-2.  The Glen Rock boys won’t go down without a fight though, and we expect to see that Panther confidence in each half on the field.