Boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams lose in sections


Courtesy of the BSM website

The girls’ varsity soccer team poses for their team picture.

Morgan Anderson, Staff Writer

After a season of hard work with the end goal of making it to State, both the girls’ and boys’ varsity soccer teams lost in their respective section tournaments. 

The boys’ soccer team upset DeLasalle to make it to the section semi-finals, but in the semi-final game, the Blake Bears had no intent of losing. After a hard fought battle, BSM fell short in a 0-3 loss. “Going in, we knew we were the underdogs, so we knew it would be tough. Blake had a lot of really good players. Even though we lost 3-0, I feel like we played them pretty close and it was a good way to finish off our season,” senior captain Louis Hyde said. 

With the tough loss under their belt, the boys’ soccer team isn’t willing to lose their determination for next year. “I’m sad that we lost, but I believe we can build off of it for next year,” junior Hans Backes said. 

I’m sad that we lost, but I believe we can build off of it for next year

— Hans Backes

Girls’ soccer had been preparing for their debut at the US Bank Stadium since tryouts. Again, it was the Blake Bears who stripped the girls of this chance, but this time, it was in the section final game. “Going into the game, we knew it would be a tough one. We were tied up until the last 20 seconds of the game, but one of our players got a penalty right outside of the box resulting in a goal off a free kick. When that goal went in, everyone’s hearts broke,” sophomore Tilly Wolfe said. 

As she looks beyond the loss and reminisces about the season as a whole, senior Kiara Herro revels in the pride of knowing the work she put in. “Of course, the whole team was hoping to make it to State because we have been working hard the entire season. I wish the team the best of luck next year, though, I know they have the skills to win state,” Herro said.