The Wausau West boys soccer team finished the regular season at the top of the Wisconsin Valley Conference standings with only one loss on their season, to the Marshfield Tigers.
“That match we just kind of lost it,” said Wausau Soccer Captain Kyle Durr. “We weren’t really there, so things just kind of fell apart. I don’t really know what we were doing, but we came back the second time and won.”
“It’s about consistency at this point.,” said their Head Coach John Czarnota. “We aren’t radically rethinking who we are or what we do. We’re trying to keep the boys in routine, that which is familiar.”
With 12 wins and two ties overall, the warriors have high hopes for the postseason.
“The goal is to see how deep we can go,” said Czarnota.
“We’re just going to do one team at a time because otherwise that’s a recipe for trouble. So our goal right now is to beat Superior. After that, we’ll have a new goal, involving whoever we’re supposed to play on Saturday.”
“I just hope we make a good run,” said Durr. “Our goal is to make it to State and stuff, but I don’t want to make it too specific, but yeah hopefully make a good run.”
And they face a familiar foe in the first round of the playoffs, the Superior Spartans.
“We faced them in sectionals two years ago and faced them here,” said Czarnota.
“It was the number three seed versus the number six seed just like this year. We won in a 2-1 battle. We’re pretty convinced that we can play with anybody and are eager to get out and do that to see how far I can go.”
The Warriors match against the Spartans will start Tuesday at 4 P.M. at Wausau West high school.