Soccer opens season with shutout victory


The North boys soccer team had one goal to start the season: start strong against Northwest.

Mission accomplished.

North used a strong first half, scoring four goals and cruised to a 4-0 victory at North.

“Starting the season with a shutout against Northwest was our goal,” Head Coach Curt Wullschleger said. “We always tell the team that the most important number on the scoreboard is zero for our opponents.  If they don’t score, we can’t lose.”

North scored three goals in a span of six minutes and never looked back. Juan Carlitos Wilcox scored first followed by Uriel Aguilera-Fernandez and Elijah Harbin. Arturo Feliz led North with two assists.

“We were able to dictate the pace and tempo of play by dominating possession, defending in our offensive third to win the ball back early, and staying connected as a unit,” Wullschleger said.

Wullschleger said the team had a business like mentality, even though days ago it was thought that a season might not happen.

“The team was all business.  They were focused, driven, and committed to putting a quality product on the pitch,” he said.  “Most importantly, they were having fun.  With all that has happened, it was rewarding to see the players, and coaches, escape into soccer in a meaningful match.”