Fall Sports Preview

2017

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8 — Goldsboro News-Argus Thursday, August 17, 2017 Professional Installation. Great Prices. MILITARY DISCOUNT DVD • CD • TV • ALARMS • STEREOS • AMPS & MUCH MORE 2807 Royall Avenue • 919-583-5995 We Will Rock You! 53DCT0817L© 2604 Medical Office Place • Across from the Hospital www.immediatecarenc.com Monday-Friday 8am-8pm • Saturday 8:30am-5pm Sunday & Holidays 12pm-5pm 919.580.0004 18DCT0817L© Also Providing Professional Care for Injuries On Site X-Ray & Lab "Medical Care When You Need It Most" See us for your kids back to school & sports physicals. Only $ 30 00 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY EASTERNWAYNEHIGHSCHOOL• BOYS' SOCCER Eastern Wayne's Josh Gross works to gain control of the ball during a match last season. The Warriors are eager to build from last season and return to the playoffs with second-year head coach Scott Summers. News-Argu s file photo By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Everything,it seems,was different. There were the uniforms,new and splashy and trimmed by Adidas,pre- sented to the players ahead of the team's full-bodied,end-to-end grind session early last week. Look good,goes the logic,and play better. Then there was the talent pool, which organized hurriedly on its own and leaned on every word uttered by Eastern Wayne varsity soccer coach Scott Summers,as if he was speaking in a codified,secret language. And perhaps it's because he was. His words were brief,layered in higher-order concepts and often fin- ished in unison by a couple of his play- ers.Angus Dove,a sophomore with star-turn potential,led much of the session's early drill and fundamental work. Such are the new days at New Hope. "I'm excited,"the coach said moments later,his voice waving in and out of a passing drill's echo."We have guys that know their position from club,and are transitioning to high school… they understand the game." Think sharper,goes the logic,and craft a winner. In total,Summers has a dozen club- level players on his roster this fall, which means two things:less rudimen- tary building blocks and more pure futbol — the kind of game built on fluid concepts and players that keep a ball on their foot year-round,not just in season. "All that time you miss,not touching a ball,"Summers said,"you can see the difference in the talent and the team chemistry when those guys are playing year-round." And so far,so good. Along with Dove,expect the speedy Alfrado Cabrera,who tallied five goals Summers anticipates good year ■Former Warrior can see tal- ent waiting to burst in New Hope. See SUMMERS,Page 18

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