The CMW Boy’s Soccer Team Is Headed to the State Championship

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Cailin Hetrick

The C. Milton Wright boys’ varsity soccer team has an 11-3-1 record and is going to the 3A State Championship for the fourth straight season. On Friday night, they will be squaring off againist James M. Bennet High School from Wicomico County. Throughout the season, the Mustangs have believed in themselves and have had an underdog mentality to get to their last game.

The team is coached by Brian Tully who is entering his 14th season with the program. I had the privilege of interviewing Coach Tully, who has led the Mustangs five times to the state championship; winning two of them.

Me: How have you been mentally preparing the boys for the state championship?

Tully: Being consistent, doing things what we’ve done all year. It’s a big game, but at the end of the day it’s just a game, and we have to approach it the same way we have approached it all season.

Me: What have you been stressing in practice leading up to game?

Tully: The speed of play and exploiting the space out wide. Players filling their personal roles.

Me: What has been your favorite part about the season?

Tully: There is not a specific part of the season, but I enjoy watching the long-term development of the team. Going into the season, I knew we had individual talent, but we had to develop as a whole. I like watching the team want to win for each other.

Some key players throughout the season have been sophomore goalie Jake Adams. Adams has come up with some huge stops, to keep the Mustangs alive in their playoff run. In the state semi-finals, Adrian Gonzalez, and Caleb Carpenter scored huge goals to get past a tough opponent, Tuscarora.

Overall, the boys have had a phenomenal season and fans and are hoping for a championship ring. The boys state 3A championship is November 19th at 5 pm vs James M. Bennet at Loyola University. Good luck Mustangs!