High school boys soccer

Medomak Valley jayvees kick way to 9-1 record

Panthers outscored opponents 34-9, earn three shutouts
By Staff | Nov 20, 2019

Waldoboro — The successful season the Medomak Valley High School boys varsity soccer team experienced in 2019 — namely, the first undefeated regular season in school history — certainly trickled down to the junior varsity team.

Led by coach Paul Berube, the Panthers, comprised of seven juniors, four sophomores and six freshmen, prowled to a 9-1 record.

Team members included Will Cheesman, Gavin Clark, Bryce Colburn, Tyler Cox, Ian Doughty, Kayden Johnson, Jordan Luce-Warren, Noah Ludwig, Blake Morrison, Parker Morrison, Po Pfirrmann, Gavin Readinger, Aiden Sawyer, Sam Scheuzger, Isaiah Staples, Jaiden Starr and Anthony York.

“This was a fairly consistent group of players who worked well together and did their best to possess the ball with short, triangular passes,” said Berube. “We were at our best when we were able to do that.”

Medomak Valley netted 34 goals and added 17 assists, with 11 players creasing the net. By comparison, the Panthers allowed nine goals and earned three shutouts on the campaign.

“During our practices we worked to improve our communication, ball possession, first-touch and short-passing skills,” said Berube. “Improvements were definitely made and carried over into game play.”

Leading the Panther offense were Colburn (2 goals, 4 assists), Doughty (goal, 2 assists), Parker Morrison (goal, assist), Staples (5 goals, 4 assists), York (5 goals), Luce-Warren (goal), Ludwig (3 goals, 3 assists), Will Cheesman (9 goals, assist), Clark (2 goals), Blake Morrison (3 goals, assist) and Starr (2 goals, assist).

Starr, Clark and Doughty shared netminding duties, while Readinger, Scheuzger, Pfirrmann, Cox, Luce-Warren and Johnson played “outstanding defense on our fullback line.”

“The future of Medomak soccer is promising and I look forward to working with them in the future,” said Berube.

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