Oakdale Boys Soccer 2019-2020 Season

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Oakdale Boys Soccer 2019-2020 Season

Senior Captain, Daniel Ivanov, wins the ball from the opponent.

Senior Captain, Daniel Ivanov, wins the ball from the opponent.

Senior Captain, Daniel Ivanov, wins the ball from the opponent.

Senior Captain, Daniel Ivanov, wins the ball from the opponent.

Ryan Davis and Owen McFarland

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After winning their third State Championship last year, the Oakdale Boys Soccer Team started their season by winning the Oakdale Soccer Classic. The Bears are looking to win back-to back State Championships lead by Senior captains Riley Daiger, Daniel Ivanov, and Sophomore Captain Owen Cuhna. 

 

This year, the team has a lot of returning players from last season’s winning team. This is beneficial to all the freshmen or first time varsity players on the team. The first time varsity players can watch the hard work of the returning players and can see what they need to do to become a State Champion. 

 

Moving forward, Coach Mitch Rubin suggested, “We need to work on our skills.” He later specified passing, dribbling, and receiving the ball were areas they needed to improve on. 

 

Coach Rubin talked about how hardworking the players on the team are. He stated, “We are an 11 month per year program.” 

 

To that, the Bears won their State Championship back on November 7th and began their workouts January 11th. They exercise more than most high school programs, and this is the reason they are successful.  

 

Junior midfielder, Leo Quintanilla, expressed that he “expects to be the hardest working team and the most committed.” Quintanilla, being a returning varsity player, believes the Oakdale Boys Soccer Team has great potential to winning their fourth state championship.

 

The boys are off to a very hot start, winning all of their five games so far. After winning both of their tournament games, the boys beat TJ, Urbana, WIlliamsport, and Catoctin, starting the season with a perfect 6-0-1 record, with Middletown taking them to double overtime on Tuesday, September 24!

 

The Bears have played tough opposition already and expect the games to keep becoming more competitive over the remainder of the season. Quintanilla explains that the opposition “ will play as hard as they can to beat us, but they won’t.” He has good confidence in the team and expects to have another very successful season. 

 

Come out to support the Boys Soccer team this season!

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