• Boys Soccer: Every Play Everyday

    by  • November 7, 2016 • Homepage, Sports • 0 Comments

    As the fall sports come to close, the Malden High School boys soccer team has finally come to close with the record of 7-9-3. The team is lead by junior captain Patrick Pereira. The team has participated very actively in every game. The season was inaugurated with the game against East Boston.

    Senior Hamza Rizvanecevic running after the ball. Photo taken by Abhishek Rana.

    Senior Hamza Rizvanecevic running after the ball. Photo taken by Abhishek Rana.

    The team is coached by MHS English teacher Jeremiah Smith. This is the seventeenth year of coaching for Smith in his high school coaching career.

    This year's team had a bunch of the new, young players. Smith mentioned that one of the challenges for this season was “integrating so many new players into the team.”

    Senior Germano Fidelis stated how “it [was] challenging playing for the first time on the varsity team.”

    The new players feel proud to be on varsity team. Junior Eric Toh stated that it feels good to be part of the varsity team, since “[he felt] like [he was] playing with lot more purpose than when [he was] just [on the] JV or freshmen [team].”

    Sophomore Douglas Oliveira Do Nascimento running after the ball. Photo taken by Abhishek Rana.

    Sophomore Douglas Oliveira Do Nascimento running after the ball. Photo taken by Abhishek Rana.

    Although the players have a hard time balancing school and game, they explain that it helps to relieve a lot of stress.

    Despite the hard work and dedication, the MHS soccer team was not able to beat Everett in both their confrontations, but they were able to defeat their greatest rival, Medford, with a score of score of 4-3 at their home conference game. Though, the second time around the Golden Tornadoes lost the away game against the Mustangs with a score of 1-0.

    As a result they could not make it to the state tournament this year, but look forward to trying to go back to states next season.

    About

    Having been in America for only 15 months, Subin Bastola is a senior at Malden High who took interest in The Blue and Gold considering his passion for writing, adapting new dexterity, and reading the news itself. Bastola’s interests include activities such as playing and watching soccer, reading books, listening to music, and watching movies, like his favorite: Groundhog Day. Bastola was born in and came from Nepal, where as his father lived in America for seven years. Back in Nepal “things are very different” Bastola says. Instead of students moving from class to class like they do at Malden High, they stay seating while the teachers transfer. “Exams are a lot harder,” announces Bastola. They also have no lockers, so carrying eight books around is a hustle. Bastola learned to speak English in Nepal, where he wrote poems and acclimated the ways and fundamentals of writing. With regulations such as restrictions to growing long hair and having a dress code, Bastola has gotten accustomed to the new school system. Although Bastola doesn’t know that many people in the Blue and Gold yet, he is looking forward to integrating and making new friends in his graduating year at Malden High.

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