Soccer aims for the back of the net

Feature Photo By: Izzy Honey – Captain Cris Reza (12) prepares to kick the ball away from the Rangeview goal. In the first conference game of the season, the Raiders beat Northglenn 6-2. 

By: Izzy Honey, Review Staff

Five games into the fall season, Rangeview’s boys soccer team is making a comeback from losing their first two games with three consecutive wins. So far, the team is 3-2 overall with wins against Northglenn, Eaglecrest, and Thornton, and losses against Arapahoe and Denver East.

“We’re moving in the right direction,” commented coach Vic Strouse. “[We’re] trying to play the kind of soccer that we’re good at, and not trying to do things we’re not good at. I think if we continue to do that we’ll be fine.”

Senior captain Luis Cervantes takes the ball closer to the opposing team’s goal. In the first home game of the season, Raiders lost 0-2 to Denver East. (Izzy Honey) 

The game against Northglenn on September 13th was the first conference game of the season, and the team won 6-2. On the 19th, the team played their second conference game against Thornton and won 10-0, ending the game 20 minutes early. The team is now 2-0 in the 5A EMAC league.

The top scorer so far this season is junior Alexis Flores with seven goals in total. Close behind is sophomore Rashid Seidu-Aroza with six goals.

“I’m very grateful to be able to help out the team in any way I can. It’s only been five games but I’m starting to find the back of the net a lot more,” said Flores. “We have a great attacking force which has lead to more goals, but I’m more worried about the team improving as a whole and winning games than having the most goals.”

Tonight, the 21st, the boys have a home game against Brighton at 6:30 pm, followed by another game on Friday vs. Smoky Hill at 4:30 pm. Both games are on the RHS turf, so make sure to come and show your support.

Senior Trinity Zody, a fan who attends as many games as she can, commented, “I wish the crowd was bigger because I feel like the sport is slept on, so not a lot of people go, [but] I think the energy is super supportive from the people that are there.”

Be sure to click the link below to stay updated on scores and upcoming games: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/rangeview-raiders-(aurora,co)/soccer/home.htm

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