Raiders Boys Soccer Has Eyes Set on a State Title
Victory Field – The 2017 season was filled with triumph and heartbreak for the Watertown High School boys soccer team. The Raiders were the Division 3 North Champions, yet ran out of steam in two-null defeat to Norwell in the State Semifinal. A combination of injuries, missed opportunities, and bad luck denied the Raiders of a state title.
As the fall season approaches, the soccer season is right around the corner. Just because the season is young doesn’t mean the players haven’t been training hard. The heartbreaking loss to Norwell has provided extra motivation. Throughout the entirety of the summer, the team has been scrimmaging and working on their craft. At the same time, the Raiders are taking care of themselves physically with rest and recovery to avoid last year’s health problems.
The Raiders will be returning 15 players this season, including a majority of their starting 11. Not only is this crucial to head coach Frank Cacia in terms of playoff experience, but it allows for more familiarity in his system. The Raiders changed formation last year which resulted with more players in the midfield. While this allows more offense creation in the attacking zone, the midfielders and wing backs have a lot of ground to cover. Another season of familiarity in the formation will be extremely beneficial to all.
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August 30, 2018