The Siuslaw Vikings junior varsity boys soccer team has upped its game for the coming season.
The Vikings opened last fall without a schedule and with some question they could field a team.
They finished a competitive 0-4-1, with all five matches on the road.
Siuslaw has seven games already scheduled for 2019, including its first-ever home match and dates against the other five schools in the Sky-Em League.
Nyra Campbell will be back as head coach, assisted by Londi Tomaro.
Girls again will play, with the goal of establishing girls-only teams in the near future.
The ultimate plan is to field varsity and junior varsity teams for both the boys and girls.
2019 BOYS JV SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 6 — at Waldport
Tuesday, Sept. 24 — at Elmira
Thursday, Sept. 26 — at Marist Catholic, 4:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 — at Cottage Grove
Thursday, Oct. 3 — at Marshfield
Tuesday, Oct. 8 — at Junction City
Saturday, Oct. 12 — Waldport at Miller Park, 10 a.m.
2018 VIKINGS RESULTS
Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Siuslaw 1, at Sutherlin 1, tie
Thursday, Sept. 29 — at Waldport 2, Siuslaw 1
Monday, Oct. 1 — at North Bend 5, Siuslaw 0
Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Taft 2, Siuslaw 0, at Lincoln City
Thursday, Oct. 11 — at Waldport 3, Siuslaw 1
2018 VIKINGS ROSTER
14 Casey Adams, forward
7 Jerrel Brumley, defense
3 Kassandra Dietrich, defense
8 Jason Garcia, midfielder, goalkeeper
12 Imanol Pelayo, forward, midfield
10 Jaxson Jensen, midfield
16 Jacob Lloyd, defense
11 Sonny Stillwell-Coverdale, defense
20/23 Caleb Hennessee, goalkeeper, defense
1 Matthew Hubbard, forward
6 Ramiro Ramirez, forward
5 Hannah Freudenthal, defense
4 Zoe Leech, midfield, forward
2 Kaeli Ramos, midfield
Siuslaw's Brea Blankenship (800) and Gracie Freudenthal (300 hurdles) post 4A state bests.
Siuslaw will face four teams from last season's 4A quarterfinals (Newport, Stayton, Marist Catholic,...
Siuslaw hosts Newport on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to open 2019-20 season.
SYSA to hold both the sale and cleat exchange from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Pacific Frameworks.