Men’s Soccer Kicks into High Gear

Raj Kirtikar

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Harrison Ray

Green Hope Men’s Soccer beat rivals Panther Creek to win the Fight for 55.

The Green Hope men’s varsity soccer team is off to a spectacular start this year, ranking 3rd in the Southwest Wake 4A division and ranking 45th nationally with an impressive record of 10-1.

On Wednesday (9/14) Green Hope claimed the Fight for 55 title and beat rivals Panther Creek 3-1 with two goals by Josh Bevan (‘23) and one goal by Jadon Brooks (‘23). The Falcons most recently played Cary High on Wednesday (9/21), defeating them 4-0 with 2 goals by Tyler Petz (‘23), one goal from Alejandro Perdomo (‘24), and another goal from Andrew Zagacki (‘25). 

Team captain Josh Bevan (’23) is the conference’s top goal-scorer. (Harrison Ray)

Senior and captain Bevan leads the team in goals with 21 goals in 11 appearances, averaging 1.9 G/G, while Petz leads in assists with 8 assists in 11 appearances, averaging 0.7 A/G. 

Bevan, the conference’s top goal scorer, believes that the team is thriving due to the chemistry and togetherness of the players, as well as how well everyone connects and competes with each other. When asked about his goalscoring stats, he credits his teammates and their ability to work together, stating, “A great midfield leads to a great offense”. He hopes to eventually lead the team to a state championship but believes they still have a long way to go. Bevan said, “We just gotta focus on the next games and keep going from there.”

When asked about the reason for the team’s success this season, Head Coach Jason Wolfe stated, “Our success has been due to the fact that obviously, we have a lot of talent returning and a talented freshman, as well as great senior leadership.”

In spite of this greatness, Wolfe thinks that the team could still improve on building play and keeping possession of the ball, as he believes the team’s style of play is too direct. However, this doesn’t pose too much of a threat to Wolfe as he said, “As long as we’re scoring more goals than our opponent and not conceding any less then we’re fine.” He mentioned that the only challenge they faced this season was the loss against Apex High, feeling that the team’s response to the defeat at the time wasn’t great but their ability to bounce back and win games was. The team goals are the same as every year, to win the conference and win the state title.

The Falcons strive to continue their success at home on Monday 9/26 against Holly Springs at 6:15.