Players prepare for the upcoming season


Emily Elliott

Senior Sadiq Ali focuses hard on the ball during the Belton game October 14. Ali has played soccer for two years now for Winnetonka.

Jocelin Egeland and Emily Elliott

Coming to the end of the season, the boys soccer team is wrapping up and looking towards next year.

The team has had their ups and downs throughout the season.

“I feel like if we could clean up our defense we would be a greater team. Offensively we have the tools to score,” junior Itua Ehovuon said.

The soccer players enjoy playing whether they win or lose.

“It [soccer] is what I love, it’s my joy in life,” said senior Krishan Nelson.

The coaches take pride in their team because of the challenge of playing the game.

“It is a difficult game to master as a player, so when you have players that know what they are doing, it is really fun to watch,” said coach David Flynn.

Already knowing their weak points, the boys are working on fixing them.

“A challenge is learning to not be selfish on the field and to work as a team and pass it [the ball] more,” said Nelson.

The players have fully comprehended their specialties and focused on things they need help on.

“I feel like we have under achieved this season. We have talented players and I thought we would win more games. At least now we know our weaknesses,” Ehovuon said.

The team has to be fully committed to be ready for the next season.