Season of success for boys’ soccer

Dominic Capperella, Sports & Entertainment Director

The boys’ soccer team at Bellefonte has seen a lot of success over the past few years, and this season has not been any different. This year’s team saw one of the best records in school history, with the team winning 11 games and having only 3 losses and 1 tie.   

The boys were able to start off their season with three straight wins, beginning September on a very high note. The team ended up losing their fourth game of the season when they traveled to Hollidaysburg losing a tight 3-2 game to a conference opponent. The team went on to win six  games in a row, including three shutouts and in all of the games holding their opponents to one goal or less throughout the winning streak. 

Their six-game winning streak ended on October 10 when they tied Penns Valley, and five  days later they lost their first game in nearly a month, a second loss to Hollidaysburg. The boys would round out their regular season going 2-1, outscoring their opponents 11-2.

After going 11-3-1 in the regular season, the team ended up second in the Mountain League, only behind the team they would be matched up against in the District 6 Championship game, the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers. The district game would be the third time the Red Raiders and the Golden Tigers would mach up during this season, with the Tigers taking the first two matchups. 

Going into the matchup on November 2, the  team felt confident in their abilities, with their losses to the Tigers both having been very close. The matchup took place in Altoona at the historic Mansion Park. Bellefonte started off hot and took a two-goal to nothing lead, however, they would end up losing their lead and ultimately losing the game. 

Even with the tough loss taken against the Tigers, the seniors from Bellefonte reflected on their careers as high school atheletes in a positive light.

Something that I will miss about the team are the coaches and our waffle shop runs,” senior Owen Seibel said.

    The seniors also had some advice for the underclassmen that will be returning to the team next season.

Underclassmen should always stay positive and look for ways to improve themselves,” senior Noah Gadsby said.

Along with the advice that Noah, Owen went on to conclude with some more lighthearted advice.

“Some advice for the underclassmen would be to not do drugs and stay in school,” Owen said.