Boys looks to find stability


Erik Rivas , Sports Editor

It had seemed that boys varsity soccer team was going to turn around its season as the boys won two games in a row against Robert E. Lee and West Springfield.

This seemed to be the case, but on March 26 the boys played Justice. This game didn’t go to well for the Atoms as they lost 5-0.

Head coach Tejas Patel believes that the main factor that the games that didn’t go as planned was that the team hadn’t played enough time together.

“The losses have been due to pre-season jitters and not having the chance to really play with each other,” Patel said. “With more experience together, the team will continue to get stronger.”

Despite the boys losing by a large margin, they did not let this game get into their head and were heading to their next game open-minded.

The boys played West Potomac and give it their all as they knew this was their first conference game. The Atoms won the game 3-2.

“Against West Potomac, which was our first conference game, we went out knowing we had to play our best and we did,” midfielder Andy Hernandez said. “We started off strong but got lucky a couple times. We had a couple mistakes but we made up for them. It was a great team effort.”

The boys played T.C. Williams and did not perform too well as they lost 6-1. The team doesn’t believe they should’ve lost that bad.

“They don’t deserve to beat us by such a big margin,” sophomore Justin Scott said. “They weren’t better than us the team just didn’t perform like we were suppose.”

The team is improving, but is looking to find consistency.