Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief
Half time had arrived. Avon’s varsity boys’ soccer team was still down 1-0. The team was anxious. It was senior night. The pressure was on.
“It was an emotional game,” said senior Israel Mazon. “We played against Franklin Central, but during the half, Coach Mark Nirrengarten talked to us and we came out strong.”
Nirrengarten’s words must have been impactful as the team pulled a complete 180 in the second half, scoring two points against FC within just 15 minutes, winning the game 2-1.
“We knew [Franklin Central] would be good because they had previously beaten Zionsville and Westfield, but we knew we were capable of beating them,” said Mazon. “We always go in believing that we will win, but by no means do we underestimate our opponents.”
Senior Paul Siyanbola said that the varsity boys’ soccer team have triumphed his expectations this season.
“Honestly, this season has gone better than I expected and I’m excited,” said Siyanbola. “A lot of sophomores from last year have really stepped up. We’re all just happy we actually get a season.”
Senior night marks Siyanbola’s final home game of four years, leaving him looking forward to not only the rest of the season, but where his future will take him.
“It’s been a great last four years and I’ll definitely miss Avon soccer, but I’m also excited to see what the future holds,” said Siyanbola.
Photos by Elshadai Aberra