Bulldogs hope to catch rhythm

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

With a young core this season, the King’s Fork High School boys’ soccer team is hoping to catch its rhythm early.

Through six games this season, the Bulldogs have a 2-3-1 record. They recently turned in a 5-0 shutout win last Friday against Southampton High School. It was a solid win for a Bulldogs team that possesses a very young core this season.

There have been a couple of injuries so far that have put the Bulldogs in some tough positions, but Coach Michel Bilé believes once the Bulldogs find a rhythm, things will continue to start rolling.

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“We have been looking good,” Bilé said. “We’ve been a bit banged up, but once we get everybody healthy, I like where we are.”

The Bulldogs have a lot of attackers on the team this season as opposed to having a lot of defenders last season. So far, the Bulldogs have been putting a decent amount of shots on goal. Because of that, Bilé likes his team’s chances when they start to match up with Southeastern District teams. Each year, the Bulldogs want to go further than they did the previous season.

Bilé has always been a big believer in team chemistry. “Communication and building team chemistry are important,” he said, “especially with as young of a team as we have. Getting guys to talk more on the field helps to understand each other better. We have some guys returning from last year that can mix in their leadership that can help with chemistry.”

The King’s Fork non-district schedule has been filled with quality Class 5A and Class 6A so far, and they have seen good competition. When the Bulldogs see their fellow district opponents, they will be ready for them and, they hope, healthy.

The Bulldogs won’t play again until next Tuesday, when they host Indian River High School.