Saturday April 19, 2014

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Alex Tuttle: Soccer Life

For as long as I can remember soccer has consumed the first part of my school year and aided me in my dryland training. Not only will this be my last year playing but it has also been the most successful. I start as a center defense position, most commonly known in the soccer world as stopper. Our team suffered many disappointments and triumphs throughout our 15 game regular season, scoring a total of 67 goals and allowing 12.  When all was said and done the team had finished in first place in Western Maine Class C with a record of 12-2-1. We suffered a disappointing loss in penalty kicks in the conference championship but thankfully this had no effect on state playoffs, which are currently underway.

Maine State Playoffs are set up in a bracket system much like boardercross. A first place finish in the regular season gave us home field advantage for all of the games leading up to the state championship as well as a bye through the prelims straight to the quarterfinals. My team (Mt. Abram) after two tough games have managed to advance to the Western Maine Final to be played on Wednesday. This is only the third time in school history that a male soccer has made it that far and no team has ever won it. The winner of this game will advance to the State Championship game played against the Eastern Maine Champion. The local community has been great in regards to support and we hope that we can make them proud. Wish me luck everyone!!


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