Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Going to Counties

Posted on November 8, 2018 by

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On 16 October, a cold Tuesday night, the Fleetwood boys’ and girls’ soccer teams traveled to Tulpehocken High School to compete in the county semifinals. The boys started at 5:30 and dug right in. They scored two goals with twelve minutes left in the first half and scored a late first half goal to make it 3-0 at the end of the half. Sam Schappell, Fleetwood Tigers’ goalie, came up with a big penalty kick save to keep the momentum on Fleetwood’s side in the first half.

“I just knew I couldn’t get cold feet, that I had to pick a side. Luckily I picked the right side and was able to make an easy save,”  goalie Sam Schappell said. They didn’t allow halftime to affect their play, and scored three more goals to finish the game 6-0.

The girl’s team followed, taking on Berks Catholic. Fleetwood went against Berks Catholic twice in the regular season, with Berks Catholic winning both meetings.

Fleetwood controlled the first half, keeping a lot of possession and getting shots on goal but failing to execute. At the end of the first half, no goals were scored by either team. The second half stayed the same, with Fleetwood keeping most of the possession but failing to execute, which led to a tied game at zero at the end of regulation.

Overtime did not take too much time. Leilah Sallee brought the ball down the left side of the field and took a shot on goal that was deflected by the Berks Catholic keeper. The ball rolled right into the feet of Fleetwood junior Faith Herndon, who had a wide open net. Herndon buried the ball in the net, winning the game for the Tigers and sending them to the county Finals for the third time in the last four years.

This was also the first time since 2009 that both boys’ and girls’ soccer teams both made it to the County Championship. Both teams will take on Wilson at Exeter. Both teams look to carry the momentum from the semifinals and bring home the County Championship.

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