Warrior Boys Make Deep Run in Metro Tournament, Fall in Semifinal


Emily Bauer

Senior Ethan Goldner leads his team following an early season loss to Omaha Creighton Prep.

The boys soccer team wrapped up metros on Saturday, April 6th. The squad had a busy schedule during the tournament as they played three days in a row. They started out well with a 1-0 win over Millard West on April 4th and a 2-1 victory over Omaha Central on April 5th. However, they finished the tournament with a 6-1 loss against Omaha South on Saturday, April 6th.

Daniel Wood is a senior on the team and he shared his thoughts on the tournament as a whole.

I think our team did well at Metros. We learned how to persevere and fight ’til the end during this tournament. Against Central and Millard West, we had to fight ’til the final whistle in order to win those two games. I think we also got a reality check when we played Omaha South. They are one of the best teams in the state, and we realized how much we need to improve in order to beat teams like South,” Wood said.

Wood also elaborated on what his team should specifically improve on in order to be able to defeat teams like Omaha South.

“We need to keep possession of the ball more. When we have it, we need to be a little more patient going forward and not rush attacks” Wood said.

Ethan Goldner is another senior on the team and he shared his thoughts on playing three straight days.

It’s tough to play so many games in so short of time, so it’s important to keep everyone healthy. We also just took one game at a time and made sure we were focused on only the game that day, since no game was guaranteed,” Goldner said.