Christian Bond, Guest Writer
For every win, there is a loss.
That was the story of the 2014 Pacific Lutheran men’s soccer team.
The team completed the year with a winning percentage at .500. Only four seniors graduated from that team. Players return being a year older, a year smarter, and a year stronger.
That’s to be expected.
New seasons mean new hope,“I really like the attitude, mindset, and ability of this group.
Our team was disappointed with what we would consider a bit of a down year last year,” Coach John Yorke said.
“Our goal is always to win the Northwest Conference and our guys believe in their ability to challenge for that,” stated Coach Yorke, “I believe they can accomplish big things”
Coach Yorke is thrilled with his entire roster.
The new face freshmen bring youth and exuberance to the program out on the field. Sophomores Eddie Na and Bennett Bugbee are key to the Lutes attack.
Juniors in Pacific Lutheran University’s Men’s soccer program are valued for their experience. Junior Diego Aceves knew exactly where to be when he deflected a shot from Bennett Bugbee to seal the deal in overtime win against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
“We have a strong returning senior class,” proclaimed coach Yorke, “they will provide leadership and on field quality.”
Senior goal keeper Mike Arguello commands defensive excellence from goal. Tyler Bennette is also working hard to return from injury.
Upon return Bennette plans to provide a spark in action.
The 2015 team looks to rebound from last year, and contend for a conference title.