Allen ready to take next step

After a pair of near-misses, Allen Community College's men's soccer team returns a large batch of talented players in its bid for a national tournament berth.

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August 10, 2022 - 3:13 PM

Taking part in a recent practice are Allen Community College soccer players, from left, Mathew Akidaug, Guilherme Sales (kicking the ball) Thiago Fernandez and Santiago Uribe. Photo by Quinn Burkitt / Iola Register

The ACC men’s soccer team saw their hopes of a national tournament berth fall just short last year and look to make that goal come to fruition this season. 

Taking part in a recent practice is ACC soccer player Patrick Alouidar. Photo by Quinn Burkitt / Iola Register

Head coach Doug Desmarteau’s team reached the regional final of the playoffs in Iowa. Desmarteau said some of the team’s problems were a lack ofcomposure and players losing their cool on the field. 

“We lost some of our key players to red cards which shouldn’t happen,” he said.

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