Greetings, MSJ Sports Fans!
On Friday, October 9, I had the chance to interview Coach St. Martin, Varsity Soccer Head Coach. I also had the chance to speak to Joe Clark, one of the Varsity starters. I asked both of them to describe the team with one word, Joey paused thoughtfully before answering the question and replied “heart.” I later posed the same question to Coach St. Martin, where he agreed with Joe, but adding “resilient.” Stating that the team never gives up while down and fights till the end.
Last season the Gaels disappointingly finished 2-12-2 in the MIAA-A conference and 3-13-3 overall. Meanwhile, as of Friday, October 9, the Gaels are having a tremendously better season with a 3-4 conference record and a 6-5 overall record, pushing them right into the thick of things in the MIAA-A conference. The Gaels are only 3 points behind rival Archbishop Spalding, whose game was rained out on Friday. The game is currently being rescheduled between the Athletic Directors, who have to accommodate field availability and each team’s scheduled games.
As Coach St. Martin and Joe Clark both agreed, the game against Archbishop Spalding is an important game for the Gaels. If the Gaels can finish their chances and have possession for most of the match the Gaels will be poised to climb higher in the MIAA standings.