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Boys Soccer: The Final Sprint

Boys soccer team before battling Eagle Valley Photo Provided by: Joe Bravo

      This past Saturday, the Palisade Boys soccer team fought hard playing Eagle Valley High School wrapping up their season in a loss of 0-2.  This season the Bulldogs fought hard to compete with their competitors but had to overcome many obstacles evidently ending with a record of 1-14. This year, the soccer team only had three seniors who contributed an immense amount but had a very young couple with the majority of the starters consisting of sophomores and freshmen. This past weekend, the team played at home at Long’s Park to end their season with an unfortunate loss. Tyler Norsworthy, a sophomore at Palisade plays for the boy’s soccer team and is a JV starter and Varsity swing. Norsworthy has been playing soccer since he was four years old and loves the sport very much and explains, “My favorite thing about soccer is the competitive nature and being with the team working to improve.” Norsworthy explains how the team played Eagle Valley at the beginning of the season and lost 2-3 so limiting them to only a 2-0 win was an accomplishment for the team and a reflection of their improvement and resistance. Northsworthy says, “This weekend, varsity had a few good chances on goal and dominated in the attacking half but just couldn’t find the net.” The JV team for the boy’s soccer had a little bit more of a successful year but also faced some challenges including a major injury from a player in the last game. Diego Gallegos, a junior at Palisade High School, fractured his foot by blocking a shot from the opposing team. Despite this challenge, the JV boys were able to end with a win with the final score of 4-3 which is an immense improvement given that the first time they played Eagle Valley lost 0-8. Norsworthy explains how this season he improved a lot and had the opportunity to play a lot of different positions on both JV and varsity. Norsworthy says, “I have hope that we will continue to improve because we do have a lot of good sophomores and next season we will have a good amount of seniors.” Although the boys’ soccer team had a tough season, they took every game as a learning opportunity and put in a substantial amount of effort and hard work. The team is looking forward to next season and will continue to grow during the off-season coming back stronger than before. 

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Emily Hardin, Staff Member
My Name is Emily Hardin I am a Sophomore and this is my first year as a part of the Palisade Paw Post and I am super excited to be a part of the Newspaper! I am in the IB Diploma Program and I am a part of the Palisade volleyball team, the Grand Junction swim team and the Palisade soccer team. I am also a part of the Red Cross club here at Palisade high school. Outside of school and sports, I love to raft, ski, and scuba dive. I am looking forward to this school year and being a part of the team!
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