The Tabb soccer teams showed that their skill hasn’t diminished in the offseason, and are pushing just as hard as ever to make it back to States.
By: Margie Dillman, Sports Editor
Both the Tabb varsity teams faced off against Gloucester High School on Thursday night, and played astonishingly well for the 30-degree weather they found themselves in. This matchup was the second and the last scrimmage of the season for both teams, with the regular season starting on the 21st. Both teams found themselves plagued by injuries, with even more coming during the 4 hours the Tigers spent on the field. Taylor Carr and Nick Olson, the two starting goalies, both found themselves sidelines by injuries for the Gloucester games, and these two seniors were temporarily replaced by their backups: freshman Hunter Quick and sophomore Meghan McNeill. McNeill held off multiple shots, and kept the Dukes to a singular goal. Abby Heckler scored the goal for the Tigers on a penalty kick, resulting in a 1-1 final score. The boys won 3-0 and were championed by Andrew Lenfant’s two goals, who was playing through a groin injury and suffered a turf burn on his left thigh during the game. Additionally, Gabe Castro-Reyes suffered a broken nose during the game, when an attempt at a header resulted in his face slamming into the back of an opponent’s head. Both teams showed their resilience and that they are just as much of a force as they were last year, and hope to make it to States once again.