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Fairfax Boys Still Pressing for First Soccer Win

Rebels have four games remaining in regular season schedule.

As the Northern Region boys’ soccer regular season nears an end, the Fairfax High boys are doing their best to get into the "win" column for the first time this spring.

The Rebels (0-9) have simply been unable to find the net enough times over the course of their first nine games, tallying just two goals — those coming in Liberty District setbacks to Woodson, 2-1, and Langley, 4-1.

The Fairfax defense has played well, holding opponents to two goals or less in four of the Rebels’ games. Thrice, opponents have scored three goals.

Fairfax was scheduled to play district games at Jefferson on Tuesday, May 3, and home versus non-district foe Herndon on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The Rebels will wrap up the regular season schedule next week with home games against district opponent South Lakes on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m., and versus non-district opponent Robinson on Friday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.

The district tournament will begin the following week. There, the Rebels will be looking for a first round upset win which would automatically qualify them for the upcoming 16-team Northern Region tournament.

"We haven’t won a game yet so that is definitely a goal for us," said Fairfax coach Kelly Lusk, of earning a victory before the regular season concludes. "One nice thing about the district tournament is that as long as you win that first game, you can extend your season regardless of your previous record."

The team, Lusk said, practiced but played no games over the recent spring break. The Fairfax coaching staff consciously raised the intensity level of practices over the spring break period in preparation for the team’s final several weeks of the schedule.

Fairfax has been led by seniors Charley Baxter-Gagen (defender) and goal keeper Andy Lopez.

"My captains are great leaders and work their tails off every single day," said Lusk. "They’ve kept a really positive attitude despite our struggles and make our team better every day."