Luxemburg Casco High School’s boys’ soccer team takes the field Saturday night at seven against (3) Plymouth. It will be L-C’s first contest in the WIAA tournament. Plymouth took down Denmark in the first round earlier this week, 10-0. Spartan head coach Cory Romdenne says that the score has a wow factor to it, but it was not the most surprising result. Romdenne says if Luxemburg-Casco plays their style, with no regrets, then the Spartans have a great shot at advancing. L-C received the second seed before falling into a slump. Romdenne says they’ve learned a lot about what it will take to make a deep playoff run.
Romdenne wants to see his team more aggressive in the opponent’s box. He says that games are won and lost in that crucial space on both sides of the pitch. With senior goaltender Garrett Zuleger supporting a stout back line, Romdenne likes the progression they’ve made defensively around the net. He thinks the team is capable of more in the offensive box.
Romdenne is glad to see senior striker Cody Arendt back in recent weeks and says the team’s attack is smoother with him involved, even if he does not factor into the score sheet. Griffin Saldana is another offensive weapon for the Spartans. The winner of Saturday night’s game will take on either (1) Roncalli/Two Rivers or (5) Marinette on Thursday.