Pine River soccer team notches first win
LEROY — Lukas Fisher is one of three captains on a Pine River soccer team, which posted its first win of the season on Friday, Sept. 25, 3-0 at Crossroads Charter Academy.
The win for Pine River spoiled CCA’s homecoming celebration.
It’s Fisher’s junior season.
It’s his second varsity year. He’s played since the second grade.
Fisher plays sweeper for the Bucks. “I help control the defense and tell them where to position themselves on the field,” he said. “I’ve done it pretty much my whole life, but I’ve played everywhere. High school is when I mainly started playing sweeper regularly.”
Fisher said he has good vision for a soccer player and can make good passes to open teammates.
He also plays basketball and said he’s been doing some soccer and hoop activities to try staying in shape when everything got shut down in March because of the COVID pandemic.
As for the soccer team, “I think we’ve made a lot of progress since we first started,” Fisher said. “I think we have the potential to be pretty good. We need to work together as a team and move the ball up the field.”
In Friday’s win, Jordan Nelson had two goals for Pine River while Fisher had a goal and assist. Bryce Wanstead had an assist.
“We had an outstanding effort by two of our defensive people with Cornesha Holmes and Ian Robertson,” Pine River coach David Fisher said. “They did a good job in keeping the ball in their end of the field.”
Crossroads played with only eight players, including the keeper.