Boys soccer gets back to winning ways after losing streak


Senior captain Griffin Ehlen dribbles the ball upfield in a home game against Orono last season.

The BSM boys soccer team saw an undefeated start this season, but have suffered a couple of close losses since.  They feel confident that they will be able to continue their success into the Section and hopefully State tournaments.

The Red Knights have achieved much already in the young season, but they believe that they still have much more that they can accomplish.  “We’ve had some big victories, including over EP and Chaska, but I feel like we still have not reached our full potential.   We have suffered a lot of injuries, so hopefully everyone will be able to be healed up in the future,” junior Colin Segner said.

They do many things to insure their continued success throughout the season.  “We have been watching tape of our previous games.  We have a 10 minute run before each practice.  We do small space scrimmages at the end of practice against each other.  All of our drills have consequences for the loser, so it motivates us,” junior Connor Lamb said.

The team has tough competition ahead of them in the future, but they are confident that they can succeed even against the best opponents in the State.  “I don’t see a reason why we can’t keep this win streak going, we have a lot of talent, and we’re starting to get our chemistry down as a team.  If we keep working hard there’s not a team in the State we can’t beat,” Segner said.  “We definitely have given ourselves a very tough non-conference schedule, and within the conference there are some very good teams, but we’re ready to take them on and are excited for the challenge.”