Soccer team strives for state

Players challenge themselves to improve their previous record in new season

Boys soccer is one of the most popular Spring sports at Har-Ber, and this season is off to a very positive start. The Wildcats traveled to the Hot Springs Tournament on March 8th and returned to Har-Ber as champions after beating Fayetteville 1-0. The team is prepared to work hard for a successful season. Senior Nick Hernandez is satisfied with the team’s performance during the tournament.

“The Hot Springs Invitational was good, we won all the games and I think it went pretty good,” said Hernandez.

Last year, the team was eliminated from the state tournament after losing 2-0 to Little Rock Catholic. The team has worked hard this year and has large aspirations about this season.

“The ultimate goal for this season is state, but I think the minimum would be challenging for conference,” explains Hernandez.

Conference games started March 12th, and the Wildcats will be playing their rivals Springdale on March 26th at Springdale. Conference games go all the way to May 5th, and then the team will be preparing for the state tournament. Junior Landon Fulfer has high hopes for the season but says the team is open for improvement.

“We won the tournament in Hot Springs, but we still need to improve on the way we play”, said Fulfer.

The team has also been trying to improve the way they play with new drills to prepare for the upcoming conference games.

“We have been working on moving the ball around the field only making a few touches in order to speed up the play of the game and be able to get more opportunities to score”, explained Fulfer.

After the success at the Hot Springs Invitational, the Wildcats have amounted to a 6-4 record so far this season, and the team is 1-2 in conference. The team fought a hard battle against their cross-town rivals but fell to the Bulldogs with a 2-1 loss. The Wildcats have 11 conference games left in the season.