Final shot

Seniors to battle it out on soccer field for last time

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Final shot

The boys soccer team will close the season on the road tonight against defending state champions Coppell.

The boys soccer team will close the season on the road tonight against defending state champions Coppell.

Photo by Diego Monreal

The boys soccer team will close the season on the road tonight against defending state champions Coppell.

Photo by Diego Monreal

Photo by Diego Monreal

The boys soccer team will close the season on the road tonight against defending state champions Coppell.

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The last boys’ soccer game of the season will be played tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the road against defending state champs Coppell, making this the last match ever in the seniors’ high school career.

Angel Herrera, the team’s goalie, said he is nostalgic about separating from his teammates.

“Playing with them all the time for four years means a lot and just knowing that this Friday is our last game is kind of upsetting,” Herrera said. “We’re gonna have to play our [best] because it is the hardest team that we’ve played all year. I’m really upset that we couldn’t keep on playing and make play-offs, but I’m gonna play my hardest.”

Although central midfielder Jesse Paniagua said he is a bit “upset about the season being almost over,” because the team did not do as well as he expected them to, he wants to finish off strong.

“We are planning to go out there and do our best to get a win,” Paniagua said.

Van Cung, who has played for the Varsity team since his freshman year feels “excited and sad at the same time,” but is confident about tonight’s match.

“I know it’s going to be a tough game; they’re good, but I’m not nervous because I know what we can do as a team,” Cung said. “We won two games so far and we tied one.”

Cung is attending Harding University in Arkansas and said he is looking forward to playing for them.

“They’re Division II and I’m excited about it,” Cung said.

The boys played Coppell earlier in the season and lost 3-0.