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Boys soccer team excels into the last weeks of season

Ava Colorito, Staff Writer

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The boys run at each other embracing after another goal against BCCS, as they increase their chances of going to playoffs.

The boys soccer team headed into the month of October with 12-game winning streak. The team of 22 boys, with 12 seniors, has been working together throughout the entire season.

“It will be a huge setback for the team [to lose twelve seniors]. I think we will be able to rise to the challenge and overcome the loss next year. We have a great group of players with a lot of potential. It really is going to come down to the fact that we have to earn it.” sophomore Alexander Kerr said. “We are going to practice way harder than we have before and also shift the play style of Freedom Soccer that everyone is familiar with.”

The end of September brought another victory against Sewickley Academy at the home stadium. After breaking Sewickley Academy’s section game streak, it was another way to get ahead. The team had large student support as many gathered to be part of a student section that was beach themed.

“Playing Sewickley Academy at home last week was the best game the team has ever played. We have never beaten Sewickley Academy like that in history. It was the best feeling to win against them, score a hat trick on them, and to have the huge student section supporting us throughout the whole game!” senior Carson Gilarno said.

At the beginning of October, the boys team had already reserved and are the second seed in Class AA and if the team gets either the first or second seed, they are able to earn a bye week for the first round of playoffs.

On Oct. 4, the boys earned the title of section champs after winning 13-1 against Mohawk.

“This is one of the first times we have ever been the most dominant team out there. Everyone on the team always pushes each other to be the best that we can be. No matter JV or Varsity we have a deep bench that helps us have the ability to push us and be the more dominant team” senior Jon Kaercher said.

“This year has been special to us seniors because we are 13-0. A Freedom boys varsity soccer team has never been 13-0 in history. That is very to special to us since it is our last year.” Gilarno said.

Gilarno was aiming to beat the school record of 35 goals in a season. On Oct. 10, Gilarno broke three records. After scoring six goals in a game, Gilarno broke the record of most goals scored in a game. Scoring these six goals also allowed Gilarno to break the record of most goals scored in a season, with a total of 35 goals. Lastly, he also secured the most goals in a high school soccer career at 93 goals.

The boys soccer team hopes to have a great run in the playoffs, after having such a successful season.

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