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By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Following a 6-6-6 regular season record and a pair of wins in the Division II South Tournament, including a 1-0 victory over Hockomock League champion and No. 3 seed North Attleboro, the Medfield High School boys varsity soccer team enters 2018 with some high expectations to build off of their success from a season ago.
Leading the Warriors into battle this fall will be a trio of senior captains in forward Owen Previte, midfielder Brennan White, and defender Joey Layden.
As far as general goals for the season, the Warriors are ready to take that next step and compete for a TVL title, all while getting back to where they were in last season’s tournament and taking care of some unfinished business.
“One of our general goals for this season is to make a name for Medfield soccer,” said rising junior forward Jake Sherman. “We want to make a serious playoff run this season and also be the TVL champions.”
On offense, Medfield is absolutely loaded with experienced players who hold the ability to deliver in clutch moments, as Previte, White, Sherman, Matt Thompson, Jack McCordic, Jorge Fernandez-Vega, Dylan Hogan and Mike Vachon, all of whom stepped up large during last season’s playoff run, headline Medfield’s group of returning forwards and midfielders.
Defensively, the Warriors return a strong core of experienced players featuring Layden and Nathan Parry.
The Warriors will begin their quest back to the state tournament on September 5 at TVL newcomer Norwood.
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