CACHS Knights win second straight high school boys soccer title

For the second straight season, the CACHS Knights boys soccer team claimed the Central Alberta High School Soccer League title.

The Knights out duelled the Notre Dame Cougars 2-0 in a gritty, tightly contested match Saturday afternoon with a entourage of fans there to support the visiting team at the Collicutt West field.

“A lot of guys who have a lot of pride in their game and want to play the game for each other,” Knights coach Travis Eggink said of the performance.

“They want to play the right way and that’s what we talked about all year. Not getting caught up in calls going one way or the other. But playing as a team and playing through things.”

Trevor Luymes scored both goals for the Knights in the victory.

The school of just 95 students has been undefeated the last two seasons, this year with six wins and two ties, something that Eggink was incredibly proud of.

“We’re just a little school. We have 95 kids, that’s it and we were playing schools with well over a 1,000,” he said.

“Now there’s a bit of pride in the team. Guys want to be a part of it, guys want to play and after last year, we’re kind of a small school that maybe got away with one, lets defend it. Prove that we deserve to be there and be a part of it. And just have a lot fun, but take it seriously too.”

Being a small school CACHS had some turnover on their roster from last year to this season, with about half of the team having very little soccer experience.

Tournament MVP Nico Van Doesburg, a grade 12 student had mixed emotions about playing his final game with CACHS, but said the soccer memories from the last couple seasons are ones he’ll never forget.

“We’ve all grown up together, I think just the chemistry and connection is there for us to do it all,” Van Doesburg said. “It kind of sucks, last soccer game ever. It’s kind of sad, I’m going to miss everybody on the team.”

While the players quietly talked about the chances of a three-peat after Saturday’s win, the head coach was quick to downplay any talk of that.

“I’m pretty sure the other teams want to beat us at this point,” he said.

“We haven’t lost in the league in two years. Some my grade 11s say some funny things, they’ve never lost in high school soccer. Well, it will happen, but they keep telling me it won’t happen. We will see what happens next year.”

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