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Taking control of the ball, senior Austin Conger dribbles away from Logan Wallace (22) of Ladue as junior James Berry defends. The Falcons defeated the Rams 2-0 at home on Sep. 5.

On Sept. 5th, the varsity boys soccer team shut out the Ladue Rams, beating them  2-0.

Senior Landin Hoyle said going into the game he planned for the team to win even after the defeat against them last year. 

“[I thought] that we were a better team then them and that they beat us last year so we had to come out strong [and] get revenge on them. We thought we were going to win. We knew they didn’t have as good of a team as they did last year and our team looked pretty good going in [to the game], ” Hoyle said.

When the game began, Hoyle had the confidence in his team that the Falcons would win without too much of a fight from the Ladue Rams.

“Once the game started I knew that we were the better team and then as the game kept going on it was just a matter of time till we scored and then once we did score, I didn’t think that they were going to score on us,” Hoyle said.

With his first goal of the season, Hoyle scored the second goal of the game.

“[I felt] relieved. It was my first goal of the season so it felt good to finally get on the board,” Hoyle said.

The first goal of the game was scored by Senior Tyler Bouckeart. He said he was excited to play at home and to be able to go head to head with his club teammates.

“I have a lot of club teammates that play [for Ladue] so I was excited to see them and play against them. And we were all really happy to be at home,” Bouckeart said.

He said the game was close and after he scored he felt rewarded but still had thoughts that it was anyone’s game.

“[After scoring] I felt good. It was really close. I wasn’t too happy or too excited because I thought it was all slides,” Bouckeart said.

Coach Thomas Wade said the team talks about how to make it a good completion against their opponents and how to work together.

“We’ve been talking about what it means to be a competitor and it’s great to see them continuing to come together and to develop their chemistry as a family. It’s our goal to get better with every game and they continue to do that,” Wade said. 

He said the team had been preparing with many scrimmages over the summer as well as playing on club teams in order to improve for this season.

“The boys spent the summer playing in our 3v3 league as well as playing friendlies (scrimmages) against other high school teams throughout the summer.  Others were playing in state, regional, and and/or national cups with their club teams as well.  All of this is to help prepare for our intense preseason and tough season,” Wade said. 

He said the team really works for everything they have accomplished and that they have a great bond together because of it.

“The boys do a great job of learning from their mistakes or seeing the areas of our game that need improvement, then make the necessary adjustments in the next match.  They also have a wonderful camaraderie together on and off the pitch and you can see how hard they play for each other in every game,” Wade said.

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Kamryn Samlalsingh, Associate Editor-In-Chief
Class of 2025 Time on staff: 2 years Favorite newspaper memory: I love taking pictures of sporting events, and on academic reflections days I love when Raghed and I sing tswift together. Favorite song: "‘Stubborn Love" by The Lumineers

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