by Alex Koma
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The soccer season has recently kicked into high gear, as both varsity teams opened their seasons on March 15 against Washington-Lee High School. The boys? team lost 0-2 and the girls? team lost by a score of 0-3.

The coaches of each team are optimistic about what the rest of the season will hold.

?Tryouts were competitive and enthusiastic,? girls? head coach Ann Germain said. ?I?d like to think that we can finish in the top four of the Liberty District and advance to the Regional tournament.?

Team members are also enthusiastic about their progress so far.

?The team has faced some challenges establishing team chemistry,? senior Nolan Costigan said. ?However, the coaches are working hard to build the team.?

The JV teams have also begun to compete. Both the boys? and girls? teams also officially started their season against Washington-Lee on March 15, losing 2-3 and 1-4, respectively.

The girls? teams are attempting to adjust to the slew of new coaches.

?With a new coaching staff, we?re trying to break things down and start over with a common understanding of our organization on defense, attack and in transition,? Germain said.

Despite the early adversity, both the boys? and girls? teams are optimistic about the future.

?Our goals are to play well as a team and win a few games, and I think we can do that,? Costigan said.

?We?re building for the future and [trying] to establish a program that young kids in the Marshall district aspire to be a part of,? Germain said.

The boys? varsity and JV teams will play at McLean High School tonight at 5:30 and 7 respectively. Both girls? teams will play McLean at home at the same times.