Braves Varsity Soccer Approaches The End of The Season With Determination.

Nick Fowler, Reporter

The Bishop Blanchet varsity soccer team’s season record is now 4 wins, 5 losses, and 1 tie, with 3 games played in the last 2 weeks.

On Thursday October 3, the Braves faced off against Eastside Catholic, and won 1-0. The goal came after a midfielder was fouled, and Bernadette Keppler took a free kick and launched the ball into the top left corner, earning the Braves a win. This was an important game to the Braves, who have been knocked out of the Metro playoffs by Eastside for the past 3 years.

“We just wanted to really come out and show them that it’s a new year and a new us,” said senior Evy Alveno.

The team was then defeated by Holy Names Academy on Tuesday, October 8th, losing 1-0.  The Cougar’s Goal came when one of their midfielders played a through ball to a right forward, who scored before the goalie could stop her.

“Overall the team played great,” said Alveno, “after the HNA scored their goal, we had really good counters and shots on goal,  but we just couldn’t really finish.”

The Braves lost again 3-0 on Thursday, October  10th to defending state champs Seattle Prep, after 3 goals against them in the second half. 

“I think we lost because we didn’t communicate defensively and didn’t capitalize on our opportunities offensively,” said senior Helena Dougherty. 

Looking forward, the team wants to focus on communication, which has been their biggest weakness this season, according to senior goalie Emma Mulligan.

“I think we as a team are going to approach our coming games differently,” said Alveno, “because at this point in the season we only have 4 games left, and placing and points are going to be crucial in these next few games.” 

The team is determined to end the season strong, and say they know they can win the upcoming games from how they played the teams the first time.