In 2011, Nico Pascual-Leone was a force up top. He scored almost at will. And once they got going, the Wayland High boys’ soccer team seemed to win just as easily. The team entered the Division 2 North tournament just above .500, but scored nine goals in four games to advance to the finals, where it lost to eventual-state champ Concord-Carlisle, 1-0.
Last season, after Pascual-Leone graduated and moved on to Amherst College, was a disaster. The Warriors won three games in 2012, missing the tournament for the first time since David Gavron took over coaching duties in 2008.
The Warriors took their offseason training to a new level, showing up for fall tryouts in rare form. There was a different attitude.
And Wayland was 7-0-3 as of Wednesday. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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