Boys Soccer Falls Short On Senior Night

The boys varsity soccer team played hard against the Bulldogs, but fall one point short.

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The Sequoits continue to try their best against the Bulldogs.

The Sequoit varsity soccer team played against the Grant Bulldogs yesterday, October 9. It was senior night for the soccer players and the seven varsity seniors were honored at halftime.

“The seniors always put the most heart and effort into the games, and keep the team together as a whole,” sophomore Elijah Ruano said.

Senior Alex Keeler is one of the impactful players on the team, being the only Sequoit to score during this game. The boys started the game with a slow start, the Bulldogs scoring a goal shortly into the game and at the end of the first half, the Sequoits were down 1-0.

“Going into the second half, we tried to put in more effort because it seemed very slow in the first half,” Ruano said.

At the beginning of the second half, the Bulldogs scored again, despite senior Ian Gugel’s saves. Gugel had many saves throughout the game, preventing Grant from scoring even more. In the second half, the boys started to pick up momentum and Keeler scored for the Sequoits, making the score 2-1.

“The game was very hectic and there were a lot of unfair calls against us,” Ruano said. “Even with the calls, we never gave up.”

The game ended with a Bulldog victory, 2-1. This was the Sequoits last regular season game and they will be playing in playoffs later in the week. The soccer team has a lot to improve on but they hope to be successful in the playoffs.