OHMS Soccer Delivers Flawless Season
Oak Hill's soccer teams both ended the season with winning records this year. The boys were able to achieve a flawless season with an undefeated 14-0 season, while the girls team finished up 7-4-3 for the year.
The Oak Hill boys team had 5 starters returning this year after an 8-3 record last year. “Going undefeated this season was a goal the eighth graders set at the end of their seventh grade season,” said boys Head Coach Dana Peterson. The Braves had many offensive weapons and played very stingy defense. The Braves scored a total of 58 goals with Erick Machado leading the team in scoring with 30 goals, Parker Budrys with 10 goals, Aidan LaManna with 6 goals, and Tyler Young with 3 goals. The defense surrendered only 3 goals all season and was led by eighth grade sweeper Jalen Evans and goalkeeper Gavin Maritny. "I'm extremely proud of the accomplishments made by this group of young men and I'm very excited about next season and what is in store for this group of sixth and seventh graders,” said Peterson.
The Oak Hill girls, coming off a 7 and 4 season last year, were led by their returning starter and leading scorer Mallory Budrys. Their team, much like the boys’, capitalized on a strong defense. The Lady Braves averaged scoring 2 goals per game, while only giving up about 1 goal per game. The girls’ program will have returning starters Khailyn Mundie, Danica Wacenske, and Trinity Johnson for the 17/18 season. Head Coach Ken Smith stated, “Our girls’ program has had great athletes over the past two years, and we’ll continue working in the off-season so that we can be more of an offensive threat.”