Looking for playoffs

Boys Soccer keeps up section wins


Megan Evans, Copy Editor

As the weather gets colder, the playoff season approaches. Every section win and loss counts towards the teams’ rank for playoffs. The boys worked hard in all of their games to try to keep their record near perfect for a good seed in the oncoming playoffs. 

On Sept. 12, the boys hosted a game against Mohawk. The game had a pretty even competition, and the only goal scored the whole game was by senior Charles Hickenboth. Senior Austin Tokar passed the ball to Hickenboth, and he scored, setting Freedom up to win 1-0. 

The boys traveled to South Side for another section game on Sept. 15. The boys won with a score of 3-0. Sophomore Jordan Delon, Hickenboth and freshman Jay Mohrbacher all had a goal and an assist. Goalkeeper, senior Trenton Heasley, also had a shutout with three saves. 

On Sept. 20, the team hosted a game against Sewickley Academy. Though the boys put up a tough fight, they fell in the end with a losing score of 0-2. 

On Sept. 22, the boys were on the road to play against Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH). Senior Troy Pawlowski scored and had an assist. Hickenboth scored the winning goal and put the team ahead with a final score of 2-1. 

The boys were on the road again to play Beaver County Christian School (BCCS) on Sept. 24. The game was very close, but the boys pulled off a win with a header scored by senior Luke Snavely off of a corner kick. The final score was 1-0. 

On Sept. 27, Neshannock hosted a game against the boys. Hickenboth and Delon both scored, and Tokar and freshman Anthony Rychorcewicz had assists. The final score was a win of 2-0, with five saves from Heasley. 

On Oct. 3, the boys hosted a game and faced off against BCCS again. Tokar scored two goals, including the game winner, with assists from Pawlowski and Delon. Rychorcewicz scored off a corner kick using his head. The final score was a 3-2 win. 

“AJ [Anthony] did a good job, putting that one in. Jordan was passing really good; everyone was just passing really well, which allowed us to get past their defense and put some balls in the net. I also had two goals,” Tokar said.  

The boys hosted a game against Eden Christian on Oct. 4. They put up a fight, but lost in the end with a score of 3-0. 

On Oct 10, the boys hosted a game against South Side for their senior night. They worked together well and won 4-0. 

“Senior night meant a lot to me. I will miss playing at home with the team,” senior Colin Fricke said. 

On Oct. 13, the boys traveled to Sewickley Academy for a rematch. They gave it their all, but they lost 2-1; Pawlowski scored the only goal. Although they lost, they showed improvement from their last game. 

On Oct. 17, they ended their regular season with a 2-0 win at home. 

“It felt awesome to end the season with a win, and I hope we can continue this momentum into the playoffs,” Snavely said.