“We never had someone who knows the game so well, watches it all the time, and could figure out where each player plays best,” Dube said. “He really fixed it so we were all playing to our full potential.”
“He wants it just as much as we do,” said senior defender Rachael Hall. “(And) I can feel it when I’m on the field that everyone wants to win.”
Things started out inauspiciously for Triton as it dropped its first game to Hamilton-Wenham, 2-0. But the Vikes bounced back three days later, beating Saugus 6-0.
“That set a tone,” said senior co-captain and defender Casey Ross. “We knew that we could compete.”
“It brought us back to 1-1, and we’ve kind of been chasing .500 all year,” said Weisberg. “But now, things are really starting to move.”
The last eight games have seen the Vikes on a tear with six wins, one loss and a 3-3 tie against undefeated Masco that saw the Vikes up by a goal with 10 minutes to go before punching their postseason ticket in a 4-0 victory against Pentucket Monday.
“Not making the tournament wasn’t an option,” said Dube. “My sister was on the team, and she was so close every year, we needed to go ahead and do it.”
But making the tournament is one thing, going somewhere is totally different.
“If we keep playing as we have been playing and keep the whole team structure together,” Hall said, “I think that we will have no problem winning.”
“We have coaches who really know what they’re doing,” said Dube. “They know how to build our team to succeed. I don’t think that it’s going to be, ‘Triton finally made it, and then in the first game, got knocked out.’ I think that we’re actually going to make it farther.”