By Drew Terhall
GREENVILLE — The common season got here to a detailed for the Greenville boys soccer workforce. They hosted Sidney on Oct. 10 on Senior Evening.
The workforce had the possibility to honor senior Jack Chick earlier than the sport and subbed him out on the finish of the sport as the group gave him a spherical of applause.
Head coach Ethan Cundiff mentioned whereas he might not have been a captain, Chick was a frontrunner on and off the sector. He was extra than simply an athlete.
“He’s a fantastic child, he’s concerned locally. He’s going to do nice issues transferring ahead,” Cundiff mentioned.
The Inexperienced Wave fell early on this one because the Yellowjackets scored 4 objectives within the first ten minutes. After the sluggish begin, the workforce began to play higher and bought into the offensive zone.
Like they’ve all season, the gamers bought probabilities to maneuver round to completely different positions. With a small roster, Cundiff has given the gamers the chance to study completely different positions. It’s in case they want somebody to step up at a sure spot and to seek out the correct mixture.
The Inexperienced Wave saved enjoying with nice effort and weren’t afraid to get bodily. They didn’t let up even after giving up the early set of objectives.
The Sidney protection held Greenville scoreless. The Inexperienced Wave made some runs in direction of the web, however couldn’t get sufficient photographs off to place a lot stress on Sidney.
The workforce ends the season with a 0-14-0 report and a 0-9 convention report. Regardless of the winless season, the workforce saved working and improved over the course of the season.
“We didn’t have the season we needed. However, we improved each sport. The rating traces don’t show that, however the children know that each day they bought higher this season. That’s what we are able to do highschool sports activities smart. Get higher on a regular basis and construct our character,” Cundiff mentioned.
This season was a proper step within the course of bettering the workforce and this system. They may solely graduate Chick and have the remainder of the workforce returning.
It was an enormous developmental yr for the workforce. They’ll use this season as a stepping stone in direction of bettering extra subsequent season.
“We now have 4 or 5 juniors, the remaining sophomores and one freshman. We’ll get a pair gamers coming in subsequent yr and construct off this season,” Cundiff mentioned.
The Inexperienced Wave shall be a 14 seed within the upcoming postseason event in Division II. They may play the winner of the one seeded Tippecanoe and the 12 seeded Urbana on the highway on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]