While the Medomak Valley High School boys varsity soccer team fell short of the postseason, its junior varsity counterparts showed that help — and perhaps more victories — could be on the way in the coming years.

Led by coach Paul Berube, the Panther jayvees prowled to a 9-2-1 record. The team scored 36 goals from 13 different players on the season to go with 24 assists.

“This was a good group of players who I enjoyed coaching and look forward to working with them in the future,” said Berube. “The future of Medomak Valley soccer looks very encouraging.”

Team members included Nathan Andrick, Zach Cheesman, Bryce Colburn, Ian Doughty, Nick Hill, Griffin Hooper, John Jones, Will Perry, Will Smith, Brandon Starr, Isaiah Staples, Coleman Swain, Arie Vannoy, Colby Willey, Kody Pruyne, Zach Winpenney, Justin Mahoney, Alexander Hall, Gavin Readinger, Will Perry, Nick Daniel and Colby Hyde.

Leading the Medomak Valley scoring were Andrick (goal), Cheesman (5 goals, assist), Colburn (2 assists), Doughty (5 goals, 7 assists), Hill (2 goals, assist), Hooper (goal, assist), Jones (goal, 2 assists), Perry (assist), Smith (6 goals, 2 assists), Starr (3 goals, assist), Staples (goal, assist), Swain (3 goals, 2 assists) and Vannoy (5 goals).

Medomak Valley won five of their first six games, and outscored opponents by 16 goals, while the Panthers gave up only three goals over their last five games of the campaign.

The defense showcased five shutouts and four one-goal games on the season with Willey and Pruyne splitting time in net.

Daniel, Swain, Hill, Jones, Andrick, Staples and Hyde controlled the middle of the field, while Winpenney, Hooper, Mahoney, Vannoy, Hall, Readinger and Perry played outstanding defense on the year, the coach said.

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