Boys Soccer Returns to Action

Will Shealy, Editor-in-Chief

The James Island boys soccer team resumed their season after a two week hiatus due to three coaches contracting COVID-19. The team returned to practice on March 14 and had one week to prepare for their match against the May River Sharks on the 19th.

The Trojans faced a large challenge during their return to practice. They had only five days of practice to prepare for a strong region opponent in May River. The team would also have to stay focused during a grueling two hour bus ride to the game.

The Trojans showed tremendous resiliency and effort as they defeated May River by a score of 2-0. Grant Smith, senior, and Travis Samatov, senior, scored goals. Senior goalkeeper Grayson Pedone kept the Sharks from scoring.

The team continued action on March 23, with a game against the Beaufort Eagles. Once again they would have to travel two hours for the match. The Trojans won by a score of 5-1 with goals being scored by senior Aidan Worthington, senior Holden Silverman, junior Unai Sancho, junior Michael Caton and senior Ethan Cooper.

The soccer squad finished their week with a home match against Lucy Beckham on March 27. This was the team’s first home game of the season and they took advantage, winning by a score of 4-0. Goals were scored by Unai Sancho (2), Michael Caton and Daniel Busby. Grayson Pedone and Ben Garett had a combined effort at goalkeeper for the shutout.

This team has had a great return to action thus far and will continue with an away game against Bluffton on April 3.

The whole school should be proud of how the boys have bounced back from their hiatus and should continue to cheer them on during what looks to be a promising season.