Windsor High School boys’ soccer team has strong season

By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Adam Muirhead, number 3, kicks the ball, bringing it back into play. Photos by Jennifer Coe.
Adam Muirhead, number 3, kicks the ball, bringing it back into play. Photos by Jennifer Coe.

As the Windsor High School boys’ soccer season is coming to an end, the team has had a season to look back on with pride. With seven hard-fought wins and one game tied, the boys are now in their post-season schedule and looking to the state championships.

The team’s biggest take of the year was against Weaver High School. The 6-0 score was achieved by freshman Jordan Koduah scoring two goals, sophomore Fabrice Damas scoring a goal, and seniors Branden Grant, Stephen Blood and Anthuan Canales scoring goals as well. Senior Mike Phang had four assists to end the season with 10 assists.

“Our team has played some good soccer this year,” said coach Peter Lepak, “but our biggest weakness has been scoring goals. Before the Weaver game, we hadn't scored over two goals in a game all season.”

While the season started slowly, the month of October seemed to turn it all around with five wins.

Lepak is proud of their efforts, though, saying that they have played a very “strong team game.”

“Our keepers improved each week, as did our possession, communication and overall team skill,” he added.

Now that the regular season is over, statistics are looking good. “This is the second year in a row we have finished about .500,” said Lepak, “and now our 14 seniors have qualified for the state tournament.” For the seniors, this is the third time they have qualified during the high school career.

“What a great accomplishment for the boys,” said Lepak.

With 14 seniors, Lepak says that he has “a lot of leaders on this team.” Defenders Tyler Lacafta and Amani Pershad lead the defense, Jason Stargarder and Mike Phang lead the midfield, and Robby Zawasky leads the strikers.

“I will miss this team so much, as so many of my 14 seniors I have seen grow from young boys to young men,” said Lepak. “We all have so much fun together and actually enjoy spending time together outside of soccer as well.”

Windsor’s first game in the state championship tournament was scheduled against Branford High School on Nov. 5.

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