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Centreville, Westfield Boys Working Hard for Soccer Wins

Both teams enter Spring Break following tough losses.

The Centreville High boys' soccer team, under head coach Brian Cochran, had a win-loss record of 5-4-1 going into this week's spring break. The Wildcats entered the break with consecutive home losses — to Concorde District opponent Herndon, 2-0, on April 7, and non-district opponent T.C. Williams, 3-2, on April 11.

The Wildcats will be looking to get back onto the winning track next Wednesday, April 27 with a road game at non-district opponent Edison High.

Centreville opened the season with consecutive home wins over South County, 3-1, on March 14, and Annandale, 3-2, on March 18. The non-district wins over the two teams from the Patriot District had Centreville off to a 2-0 start.

But the Wildcats, in their Concorde District opener on March 22, lost a tough, closely-contested 4-3 match versus visiting Oakton for their first loss of the season. That was followed by a wild 5-5 tie versus McLean, which overcame a large deficit to earn the deadlock. The Highlanders are one of the top teams in the Northern Region and co-front runners, along with Langley, to capture the Liberty District title later on this spring.

Following the disappointing tie with the Highlanders, Centreville came back in strong fashion with a 3-1 district road win over Robinson on March 28 to improve to 3-1-1. Two days later, the Wildcats earned another victory, winning a 2-0 game at Lee High (Patriot District) for victory number four on the season.

Following a 1-0 shutout loss to visiting Mount Vernon, a member of the National District, on April 1, Centreville earned its fifth win at Marshall High (Liberty District), a 4-2 decision on April 5. That was followed by the disappointing two defeats — to Herndon and T.C. Williams — going into spring break week.

Following next week's game at Edison, Centreville will have just two more games remaining on its regular season scheduled — district matches versus local rivals Chantilly (Friday night, May 6 at home) and Westfield (Tuesday night, May 10, at Westfield). Both games will begin at 7.

The district tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16.

Members of this year's Centreville squad are: senior Haywaad Ahmadzai, senior Anthony Azzouz, junior Adam Beaton, junior Connor Coward, junior Connor Culleiton, senior Tom Cramp, freshman Nicholas Dziminowicz, sophomore Andres Garcia, senior Tyler Lawrence, senior Tim Hadsell, senior Ravideep Marwaha, sophomore Luis Navarro, junior Nicholas Moraco, junior Angel Ricard, senior Bryan Riedel, senior Amad Shammo, senior Emanuil Stoichev, senior Jacob Straub, and senior Gerson Yalta Minaya.

<b>WESTFIELD HIGH</b> boys' soccer entered spring break on a down note following shutout losses to visiting West Springfield, 2-0, on March 11, and Concorde District opponent and host team Oakton, 3-0, on March 15.

The Bulldogs, who had won their two prior games — a 2-1 home win over Jefferson on April 5, and a 1-0 road win at local rival Chantilly on April 7 — were 3-5-2 on the season going into spring break week.

Westfield's two ties came in home games at the start of the season — a scoreless tie versus Woodson and a 2-2 affair against McLean. Westfield's first win of the season came on March 24 at home against South Lakes of the Liberty District, 1-0.

Westfield, under coach JM Olmstead, has three games remaining on its schedule — May 3 at home versus Washington-Lee, May 5 at South County, and May 10 at home against Centreville.

Members of this year's Westfield team are: junior Tony Aguilar, senior Sergio Arzubiaga, junior Avishek Bose, sophomore Kyle Campbell, junior Rohan Cutlip, senior Willans Delgadillo, senior Sergio Foronda, senior Michael Harvey, junior Danny Hohman, junior Connor Kirkham, senior Robert Marsters, junior James Min, senior Eric Munt, senior AJ Abarowski, junior Beau Rabung, senior Sharath Rereddy, junior David Rosales, junior Braulio Rosales, senior Andrew Sanchez, junior Alex Sharbaf, sophomore Jordan Shea, freshmen Danny Sosa, senior Jacob Stone, senior Cristian Turcios, and sophomore Drew Wiltse.