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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 19, 2018

Trojan boys soccer spending summer gellin’

By Justin Webster | Aug 08, 2018
Photo by: Photo submitted by FELISTO GUEZIMANE The Fairfield team members that participated in the 2018 IA Games in Ames are, from left, front row, Ethan Nebinger, Juan Rojo, Xavier Kapijimpanga, Drake Drish, Chance Swan, Eli Moore, Dagan Burnett, and Jordan Guezimane; second row: Kove Navesse, Maxx Anderson, Jose Rojo, Andrew Warnell, Chaysten Titus, Kyle Jeffrey, Leone Gichure, TJ Twohill, Bodhi, Isaac Rosales, and Felisto Guezimane.

The Fairfield boys’ soccer team played together last month in the Iowa Games and Head Coach Felisto Guezimane has them prepping for trips to Des Moines the next three weekends to compete in the DSM United high school tournament.

“This will be another opportunity for my players to compete against some of the top teams in Iowa, including the Des Moines Menace,” said Guezimane.

This fall the squad will travel without Felisto to Muscatine, Iowa City and Burlington to play in a fall outdoor league that will help the players gel in the off-season, with the hopes that the team will hit the ground running once the spring high school season starts. Assistant Coach Daniel Ray will head that group.


Summer workouts

“The summer training program (pick-up games, speed/agility, and ball control training) is going very well,” explained Guezimane who added.

“We have quite a few players putting in the work and keeping the momentum going. I would like to see more players coming out, but I’m happy with the ones showing some dedication and desire to learn and improve.”

Felisto said he gets about 12-14 kids at their Tuesday and Thursday open gyms where they work on team chemistry as well as technique.

Another thing Guezimane is using the summer program for is one-on-one time with the players that he doesn’t get to spend during the season.

“It’s good to have a big, motivated group that is working hard this summer,” shared Guezimane.


Iowa Games u19

The Fairfield team finished fourth after defeating Adel and the Urbandale J-Hawks, while falling to the eventual champions, Kings FC, out of Denison in pool play and then losing in penalty kicks to the Harlan Cyclones after regulation ended with the game tied at 1-1.

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