Wildcat soccer teams ready for States


The Presque Isle Wildcats boys and girls soccer teams are preparing for Saturday's State Championships. It's the second time that both teams will be vying for State Soccer titles on the same day.
(Ralph Michaud):" Just one other time in the history of our school so I think it is very special. We are excited for the boys and they are excited for us. We call it Wildcat Weekend."

(Joe Greaves):" Ralph and I have been talking about this since the beginning of the season. Wildcat Wednesday and hosting the Regional Championships. It has been a pretty special season for both teams to do this together."

The girls have shown they can score goals, but the defense has also come up big.

Michaud:" I call them the no name defense if you think about the old days of football. They don't get a lot of credit you don't get in the paper a lot for playing defense, but they have had six shutouts in a row. I think it is pretty special."

The boys team returns several players from last year's squad that was upset in the quarterfinals. Greaves says the team was focused on a championship trophy

Greaves:" We believed this group of Seniors had a chance to get here, but we also know it takes a lot of hard work. A lot can happen and you have to stay focused."

Michaud says Presque Isle boys and girls teams have played in five previous State Championships and have never scored a goal. He would like to change that this year

Michaud:" If we want to win a State Championship we have to score. Last year was a little taste for the girls and they have been hungry ever since to get back there."

Both teams are not going to rest on their Northern Regional Success.

Greaves:" We are focused out here. We are not just happy to get to the States. We are going down there to try to win it."