On the 1st of August, Wodonga Senior Secondary College had our Senior Boys Soccer Team travel down to Shepparton for the Hume Region Soccer Tournament. Our first match up came against Yarrawonga College. We made a strong start to our campaign with an impressive 8-0 win against Yarrawonga. Herri Hertier had a lot of goal scoring opportunities and was able to score one along with Harry Maher. A highlight of the match was Musafiri Runanika who managed to score 4 goals. Brazilian exchange student, Alvaro Teza Feltrin had a great game providing multiple assists for the team and scoring 2 goals himself.
Student Musafiri Runanika scoring one of his four goals.
We then took on Galen College who we previously defeated in the Upper Hume Region Soccer Tournament. It was a tough battle and in the end, it was a 0-0 draw with neither side unable to score.
Our final game was up against Greater Shepparton City College. This game had a lot on the line as whichever team won, would advance through to the SSV State Finals. Wodonga Senior Secondary was able to score first with Harry Maher scoring his second goal for the day. However, we were unable to stop the momentum from GSSC’s forward press and the end result was a 2-1 victory to Greater Shepparton City College.
Our Senior Boys Soccer team.
All in all, the Senior Boys Soccer Team did Wodonga Senior Secondary so proud and it was a great effort to make it this far with how strong soccer is in this region. Majority of our team were Year 11s so we have lots of optimism that we can back it up and go even further next year.
A Big thank you to Emily Woolford for her coaching throughout the 2 tournaments and for driving the bus to Shepparton. She also gave up a lot of her time organising training sessions and meetings for the team. Thank you to Taliesin Hurst and Jayden Head for helping on the day.