Varsity Soccer Team...

Finishes Season Strong

This has been an interesting season for the 2020-21 Boys Varsity Soccer team.  The season opened with a bit of a scare as the first reported contact of the Covid-19 virus happened the day tryouts began!  We weren’t even sure who would be coming.  As the schedule began, teams were having to drop games right and left but Providence remained relatively clear.  The schedule had to have some juggled dates, but everything was manageable.  The next scare came two days before Senior Night with four players needing to test and or quarantine.  Thankfully our seniors were not affected and we even got some early test results to get players back in time for the big night.

 “Through all of the change and uncertainty, we continually reminded ourselves of how fortunate and blessed we truly are, and that even Corona Virus bows to the name of Jesus,” Coach Dunckel says.  The team has been very competitive and has enjoyed some good results even with a challenging schedule.  Dunckel adds, “This is one of the most coachable teams to date, and much of that is due to the leadership of our seniors.  Corey and Zach have been solid examples both on and off the field.  We act like family and gain so much more than just skills with a ball.  We love to play this beautiful game of soccer, but it is just that… a game.  It is a blessing we don’t take for granted for sure, but our ultimate gift is that of God’s son who gives us more than a game – He gives us life!”

The season ended with a tough loss against Episcopal School in the District Semifinal game. It was undoubtedly our best effort of the season. Many in attendance commented on the intensity and pace of the match.  Despite the fact that Providence seemed to be the aggressor through much of the match, soccer is a funny game and the score was 1-2 at the final whistle.  Tough results are the breeding ground for meaningful growth and the coaching staff and returning players, including 8 seniors, are hungry to build off of that experience for next season!