Fleetwood Boys Advance for First Time Since 2009

Posted on November 13, 2014 by

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Berks County has always been known for all of the great soccer programs, and Berks County did not disappoint this year.  All Berks teams played for the District III championships. Fleetwood, Kutztown, and Reading all won District III.

“It is amazing to see Berks dominate,” senior defender Matt Hook said.

Fleetwood was ranked as the fifth seed and would begin their run against twelfth-seeded York Suburban. After a 4-1 victory, Fleetwood would then take on fourth seeded West Perry. A goal before halftime was all the Tigers needed to hold off West Perry and advance to the District Semifinals for the first time since 2009. The semifinal was the game everyone wanted to be the finals. Fleetwood would take on the number one-seeded Lancaster Mennonite. With a final score of 5-4, penalty kicks helped Fleetwood get to the finals. Gettysburg would meet up with Fleetwood for the District III  AA Final. The Tigers went on to win the District final 2-1.

“It’s a great feeling.  We deserved this one,” senior defender Wyatt Pennsinger said.

Reading is writing history this season. They had their first District win after the third-seeded Red Knights matched up against the ninteenth seed Hempfield. Reading won 1-0 and advanced to face the sixth seed Dallastown. Reading, with a 3-0 win, over Dallastown moved on to the District semifinal. Reading would win 1-0 to move on to the school’s first District final.  They are a very offensive team. They would win the District III AAA Final for the program’s first time.

The Kutztown Cougars would take the number one seed and have a bye the first round. In the quarterfinals, they took on the ninth seed, Mount Calvary. With a 1-0 victory, Kutztown advanced to the semifinals. Halifax and Kutztown matched up well on paper, but a 2-0 victory for Kutztown put them in the Finals. Kutztown would meet another Berks team, Tulpehocken, for the District A Final.

These two teams matched up twice in the regular season, and both times they would play to a tie. This time, it was Kutztown who broke through, thirty-seven seconds into the first overtime. Pierre Reedy scored for the Cougars; he leads Berks with 43 goals.

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