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Youth Stepping up on Wounded Soccer Team

The Westminster boys soccer team’s season can be boiled down to one word, unlucky. There is one injury in particular that will hurt the Cats the most, and that is senior captain Erik Bergman. He has been on varsity since his freshman year back in 2014, and has been an influence on the team ever since. He suffered a broken knee in the first few minutes of their season opener, and it could potentially render him out for the remainder of season. Although, Bergman is no slouch, and he has high hopes that he will return for the Wildcats first district game.

Another notable injury early on for the Wildcats includes starting goalie Joey Keane, who had to sit out three games due to a leg injury, but is now back in full form. Also, leading scorer in the 2016 season, Frankie Sacco, had to miss a game due to a red card. The Cats season has been painted by a series of unfortunate events, but the seniors that are on the team believe they still have what it takes to make a run late in October.

Some of the first year varsity players are having a big impact early on, and plan on keeping it coming for the rest of the season. Luke Linam, first year varsity player, is leading the team in goals right now with six. Liam Lloyd, another first year varsity player and freshman, has two goals, and is a force to be reckoned with at forward. He has yet to reach his full potential, but everyone on the team believes he has a chance to be something really special.

Chris George, Danny Sacco, and David Ragsdale are all playing their first year on varsity and are having quite the impact. Chris George is a player that can be used at all positions. Lately he has been playing center back, and the Cats are doing well with him back there. Danny Sacco is a center midfielder and has been a great compliment to brother Frankie Sacco. The two work together better than most, and that is due to their relationship they have on and off the field. David Ragsdale is a fast, strong legged wing back. He has one of the hardest shots of any high schooler, and his soccer IQ is one of a kind. He knows what to do with the ball, and he knows when to do it.

With all of the new additions the team is confident that they can put all the pieces together, and be able to be in full form come district’s time.