Boys soccer team finishes the regular season, 8-10-1
The Berkeley Springs High School boys soccer team finished the regular season by splitting a pair of games last week. The Indians defeated Frankfort on Wednesday, October 10, before losing the regular season finale to Clear Spring.
The Indians traveled to Mineral County on Wednesday, October 10, and returned home with a dominating 4-1 victory over Frankfort. Berkeley Springs kept the pressure on their sectional rival throughout the contest, outshooting the Falcons 21-6.
Josh Wise led the Indian attack with two goals and an assist, as Berkeley Springs built a 3-0 halftime lead and coasted to the easy 4-1 win. Matt Martin and Ian Whibley had one goal each, while Guidel Guzman and Sueng Hon were each credited with an assist.
The Indians then headed to Clear Spring on Saturday, October 13, with a chance to pick up their ninth win of the year. But, it wasn't to be as Berkeley Springs lost a heartbreaker to their Maryland rival 4-3.
The Indians fell behind 3-1 in the second half and then fought and clawed their way back into the game tying the score at 3-3, before the Blazers scored a late goal for the win.
Clear Spring jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before Josh Wise scored on an assist from Guzman to cut the deficit to 2-1. Neither team scored the remainder of the half, as Clear Spring headed to the intermission with a one-goal advantage.
The Blazers then scored the first goal of the second half for a comfortable 3-1 margin. But, just when it looked as though Clear Spring had seized full control of the game, Josh Wise scored on an assist from Matt Martin, before Martin tied the game on assist from Jake Wise.
Clear Spring responded to the Martin goal, scoring the winning goal moments later to dash Berkeley Springs' hopes of the comeback.
Still the Indians feel good about the way they are playing as they head into the post-season. They have faced much adversity this year (mostly because of injury) but it has brought the team closer and made them stronger. They are playing well now and should be mentally ready to bring home a sectional title.
The quest for a sectional championship began at Morgan Field yesterday, October 19. If the Indians won that contest and Hampshire County lost, then Berkeley Springs will host the sectional championship game tomorrow, Thursday, October 21. Should the Indians win Tuesday's game and Hampshire County wins, then the championship game would be held at Hampshire County High School on Thursday.