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Blue Devil soccer team wins 3 straight games

By Keeli Parkey

The Unicoi County High School soccer team has won three consecutive games.

After starting the season with a 1-2 record, the Blue Devils (4-2, 2-1) have found a groove in recent weeks.

“We are playing well and coming together nicely as a team,” head coach Justin Ciralsky told The Erwin Record. “The senior leadership is doing a good job at keeping the boys focused at our tasks at hand. We are working hard in practice and hoping that hard work pays off on the field.”

Ciralsky’s team defeated Volunteer in Erwin on March 26 by the score of 6-0. Two days later, they held KACHEA scoreless for a 5-0 victory.

“The boys played great both games,” Ciralsky said. “Volunteer was our first conference win and a big confidence booster for the rest of the season. … The boys are starting to gel nicely and stay focused during games or practices. We need to focus on our attitudes and continue working hard in practices so that we can continue to play well.”

Another league win came at Sullivan Central on April 2 as the Blue Devils defeated the Cougars 4-1.

“The boys dominated the game in possession and we were able to convert some goals late in the second half for the victory,” Ciralsky said.

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The Blue Devils were scheduled to travel to Sullivan South for an important conference game on Tuesday, April 9, after The Erwin Record’s press deadline for this issue. They are scheduled to host Cocke County at the UCHS track on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m.  They are also scheduled to host conference foe Elizabethton on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.