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Boys soccer seasons opens at North Star High School

Action shot of soccer player attempting goal on net.

The effort was good last Friday afternoon, but the weather not so much.

The North Star Wolves boys soccer team opened the 2024 season with a 1-1 tie against the Kennedy Clippers at the Libro Centre. Kennedy got a first half goal from Abdifatah Mohamed Hussen but the Wolves tied it in the second half on a goal by Fynn Randall.

Strong winds and cold temperatures impacted the game with the team shooting at the east net having a distinct advantage due to the wind.

“It was a good effort,” said Wolves coach Gavin Blunt. “We definitely had our chances. I thought we had the better game. The weather conditions were tough but we managed to get a tie.”

Blunt said the goal was to try to stick to the game plan despite the weather conditions, but that was often tough to execute given the strong winds that persisted throughout the match.

“The boys did well,” he said. “We’ve got a young group but it’s an exciting young group.”

The boys soccer team is talented and hard-working, Blunt added, and that give him hope.

“I think we’ll have a good year,” he said.

The expectation is to do well within WECSSAA and advance far. He said the Wolves fell short last year but they are still trying to build on that and go further despite losing a lot of senior players from the 2023 squad due to graduation.

This year’s North Star boys soccer team has seven returning players from last year’s team.

“It’s a fresh, new group,” said Blunt.

North Star returned to the pitch Monday afternoon for a match against Lamothe-Cadillac. The Wolves’ record is now X-X after the game ended X-X in favour of XXXXXXXXXXX.

All games are at the Libro Centre this year and start at 4 p.m. on their respective dates, with the next one being today (April 17) against the Assumption Purple Raiders. They host Herman April 22, Catholic Central April 24 and Lajeunesse April 29.

Boys soccer seasons opens at North Star High School

By Ron Giofu

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