Boys soccer looks to turn season around


Alexis Miles

Junior Kyron Fergus dribbles through defenders against Shawnee Mission North on September 3. The Pirates went on to lose the game.

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

The Pirate boys soccer team has started off the season 3-5-1, and are looking to improve this record in the second half of the season.

“Everyone is struggling to work together, and we need to hustle more,” said junior Kyron Fergus.

The pirates are led by five seniors, Miles Lockridge, Abraham Marquez, Owen Roellchen, Carson Gardner and Kaulon Eason.  Roellchen is the leading scorer on the team, contributing six goals so far this season. They have also seen contributions from juniors Kyron Fergus, Devin Haverfield, Jhaden Bates, and Grayson Renfro who have combined to score seven goals this year, being led by Fergus with four.

The Pirates opened up the season with losses to Spring Hill and Shawnee Mission North, before drawing 0-0 v.s. Eudora at home. They then picked up their first two wins of the season back to back vs Maur Hill and Atchison.

“We should have done better, we started off pretty bad. But once we started scoring, we all picked it up,” said Fergus after the win v.s. Maur Hill.

After these two wins, the Pirates have dropped three of their last four games. They fell to Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, and Paola, while picking up a home win v.s. Ottawa.

Last year, the Pirates lost 10 starters to graduation. This has had a known impact on the current season, as they had to replace many starters.

“It’s been a change of pace. We haven’t played together as long as the seniors last year did, so we need to work on our chemistry,” said Fergus.

The Pirates look to start the second half of the season off with a win at Baldwin on October 10.