Eric Wuebben | Staff Writer
After an exciting year, with 90% of the team new to the squad, the Men’s Soccer team ended the season with seven wins, ten loses, and two draws. An interview with team captain Hamid Sbai led to the sense that the year came with an uphill battle. New team members, and the lack of two or three preseason games, led to on field struggles to keep the ball in scoring position. After ten games, the ducks procured only two wins and a tie. With a talent rich roster, success was bound to strike eventually.
The second half of the season included five victories and more on field chemistry. To end the season they traveled to Iowa to earn a back-to-back Division III second place. Lead scorers this season were Long Liu with four goals, Yuel Temesghen with five goals, and Tabor Wolde with a team leading ten goals. The season will restart next fall losing at least lead scorers Temesghen, Wolde, and Sbai. Contact Coach David Palmer if you are interested in joining the Wood Ducks team.