The boys varsity soccer team will face SM West in the team’s first game of the season tonight. This is the second consecutive season opener that East has played against West. Last year, the Lancers won 3-0.
East is hoping to capitalize on a new fitness program completed during the summer, requiring varsity players to attend multiple lifting and conditioning sessions every week.
“I think it just makes the program overall stronger and harder working,” senior Mitch Tamblyn said.
Head coach Jamie Kelly has been preparing the players for a competitive match to begin the season with a strategy focusing on high pressure offense and pressing West’s defense.
“For the defenders, we shouldn’t even be in the box most of the time,” senior Mitch Tamblyn said.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Can’t make it to the game? Check out the live broadcast here.