Soccer set to open season against Titans Friday

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Photo courtesy Joanne Irons After a 4 a.m. start, members of the Pagosa Springs High School Pirate soccer team near the summit of Wolf Creek Pass Tuesday morning. Prior to the start of each season, the boys’ soccer team runs the pass.
Photo courtesy Joanne Irons
After a 4 a.m. start, members of the Pagosa Springs High School Pirate soccer team near the summit of Wolf Creek Pass Tuesday morning. Prior to the start of each season, the boys’ soccer team runs the pass.

Practices have begun, scrimmages have been played and Wolf Creek Pass has been run. Now all the Pagosa Springs High School boys’ soccer team has left is to tackle the season.

After going 10-5 last season and bowing out of state action in the first round, coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason is optimistic heading into the current season.

“We’re in soccer mode right now,” he said, indicating that the team is dialed in and ready.

A total of 33 student athletes are listed on the team’s roster right now, though Kurt-Mason said he believes that number will grow to 34 by the time school begins.

This year’s squad is fairly evenly split between upperclassmen and underclassmen, with nine seniors, eight juniors, 12 sophomores and four freshmen.

“The guys are really tight,” Kurt-Mason said. “It’s a good bunch.”

Many of the team’s upperclassmen played throughout the summer, Kurt-Mason explained, both at the club level and with a trio taking part in a Fort Lewis College camp that culminated in them being named to the camp’s all-star team, which then played FLC’s freshmen and sophomores.

 

 

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