By Matt Leverette ’22
Woodberry’s 2021 JV soccer season has gotten off to a bright start after the Tigers have gone 3-1 this season, after a 4-0 win against Mercersburg, a 2-0 win at Virginia Episcopal School, which included a heroic shutout from Goalkeeper Ryland Meza with 9 saves. Their one and only loss of the season would come at home against Episcopal High School, losing a well-fought 4-2 contest. Next time out though, the Tigers would face Virginia Episcopal School for the second time this season, this time playing at home and coming out on top as 4-2 victors.
A key part in Woodberry’s relatively successful JV soccer season so far has been 3rd former, McAuley Davis, a midfielder who describes his role on the JV soccer team as someone who keeps possession well and is able to calm the team down in the center of the field. Davis has been in great form as of late, with four-goal involvements in four games, three of those involvements being goals, and his lone assist coming from the loss against Episcopal High School. Davis had said how in the beginning of the season, there had been a bit of trouble with team chemistry, but has since improved significantly throughout the season, according to him. When asked about how he’s been playing and how his season is going, he said,
“I’ve been having a lot of fun. It’s been fun getting to meet a lot of new guys around campus, and I’ve had a pretty successful start to the season, so it’s been fun.”
Davis Believes that the rest of the season should go well if the team continues to be competitive and intense in practices and games.