The Men’s Soccer team has had a mix of wins and losses so far this season. They won their first four games, lost the next three, and then won last Saturday at Hood College. Coach Alun Oliver was happy with the wins at the beginning of the season, saying, “It was really important to get a good start, we haven’t had a good start for a few years now, so that has been a team goal since the start of the season. We did really well at our first two tournaments, and we actually won both.”
The men’s soccer team was the first Sports team I covered for The Point News as a staff writer in Fall 2009, making Coach Gainey the first St. Mary’s coach I met on a level higher than an acquaintance. The team stood 2-4 at the time, and had lost their only conference game of the season as the large number of first-year and sophomore athletes grew accustomed to College-level playing.
After a hard fight this season against some of the top college teams in the country, the men’s soccer team managed to turn around a losing season just in time to make the Capital Athletic Conference playoffs, losing 1-0 in their first round but nonetheless playing a intense game to remember.
Men’s Soccer Coach Herb Gainey referred to his squad as “one of the most individually talented teams I’ve coached at St. Mary’s in the last five years.”
As the St. Mary’s men’s soccer team takes its first kicks into the Fall season, the series of wins and losses both home and away foreshadow an intense year for the Seahawks. This year’s team, with the loss of 10 experienced juniors and seniors from last season, is composed mostly Read More