In their first district match, the Williamson Warriors boys soccer team was unable to pull off a win, falling to the Milton team by a score of 7-0. After posting a 4-8 record this past season, the Warriors made a major turnaround and clawed to a 10-8 regular season mark this year.
It was a successful season by all means, but they were unable to upset one of the top ranked teams in their division in Milton, who were slotted at the six position with a record of 13-5-1. During the game the Milton’s defense stifled the Warriors, giving them little to no opportunity to get their offense into position to make plays.
The Milton team came out firing on all cylinders, taking a commanding 4-0 lead in the first half of play, giving Williamson very little time to regroup. In the second half, the Warriors continued to be unable to catch a break, with a goal bouncing off the post and into the goal early in the half to grow Milton’s lead to five. The Milton team lead the Warriors in shots on goal by 17-2 and 10-0 in corner kicks, and Warriors couldn’t get into their offensive sets during the game and were constantly on their heels defensively.
The Warriors team snuck into the playoffs with the last spot and fought all season long after falling to a 1-3 record early in the season, they were able to finish their last fourteen games at 9-5, and in their final four games win three out of four, including a major upset victory against Troy to secure a spot in district play.
The Warriors also boasted a very young roster, with only four seniors slotted, the Williamson squad will have a lot to build upon going into next season. The Warriors have eight juniors on their roster which will help solidify them next season and try and get over the hump of the first round of districts this upcoming season. Most of their eight juniors on the roster were major contributors this past season, and they will return one of their captains, Sam Cummings, next season, and will look to him to lead their squad.