The Hills West Varsity Boys Soccer team completed the regular season last week with wins over Hauppauge and Deer Park, bringing their record to a stellar 14-0-2. “I really think that this team can go far in the playoffs. We have some real talent,” said Kory Fitzgerald, a junior on the team. This talent has won them the League IV title and clinched them the second overall seed in the county for the playoffs. Led by senior midfielder Moosah Khanat, the high-flying Colts have their sights set on a county championship and beyond. While the path to the championship would seem to have to go through Smithtown West, the top ranked team in the county, Coach Gannon is adamant that they cannot let themselves get caught looking ahead. “We need to take it one game at a time right now. From here on out, every match is the most important match of the season,” Coach Gannon emphasized.
One of this team’s greatest strengths is its unity. All of the players are equally motivated to accomplish their goal, and such singularity extends beyond the pitch. “This team is like family to me. I think we all feel that way,” said Brendan Iris, a junior on the team. With the upcoming competition getting better and better with each match, fans are eager to see how the Colts hold up. A regular season is only as good as the playoff run that follows it. This season will be defined not by that which has already occurred, but by that which is still to come. With the most important part of the season looming for this talented team, the expectations are lofty and the excitement is palpable.