Memorial boy’s soccer seeks another state title

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Memorial boy’s soccer team is hoping to reach the big stage yet again.

The Tigers enter 2019 with high expectations as coach Vieth’s team hopes to become state champions.

Memorial has had great success recently, winning back to back state titles in the 2016 & 2017 seasons. They have been dominant in conference play too, winning 15 straight sectional titles.

Now head coach, Bill Vieth, explains they have to raise the bar for their upcoming campaign.

“We are just about 10 days in right now, but our expectations are high. We have been fortunate to have recent success in the past. That raises expectations every year. We feel good about that. It’s a great challenge.”

The upperclassmen on the team understand they lost some key talent last year due to graduation. Now they feel, even with new pieces, they can still reach their goals says defender, Sam Hodge.

“We are operating under a little bit of expected pressure, so I’m hoping we will rise up to that and play our best. It’s been a ride, I’ve been to two state championships, super excited, for this last final year for my last season and I’m hoping it ends back where I started it.”

Memorial opens up the season against Reitz on Tuesday.

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(This story was originally published on August 18, 2019)

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