Boys’ soccer squeaks past Astronaut at a hefty cost

Lindsay Gorham, Staff Writer

Even without seven players, some including starters, the boys’ soccer team managed to pull out a victory over Astronaut. Senior Liam Wixted led the team to a 1-0 victory over the War Eagles.

“It was pretty rough and ugly at times,” Wixted said. “It’s was what I expected though without seven seniors, and our subs didn’t have time to play against other teams many times, but all in all we did pretty well.”

During the second half, sophomore Darshan Ghayal  injured his right knee after being taken down by an opposing player. He was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament and is expected to be out for at least two months.

Sophomore Aidan Wixted and senior Jimmy Madden also suffered injuries over the weekend at the club soccer tournament in North Carolina where most of the players were. Aidan, whose brother Liam led the team to Friday’s victory, dislocated his shoulder after attempting a tackle on the opposing player. Madden suffered from a bruised knee after a hit from another player and may or may not play in tonight’s game.

“The ball went across center field and this short kid and I both went for it and I cut inside and he stuck his knee out and it went right into my thigh,” Madden said. “If it’s better by warm ups, I may play tonight but it really hurts right now.”

The team will play the Cocoa Beach Minutemen tonight with J.V. starting at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.