RB Boys soccer makes history

On Saturday 24th, the Boys Varsity Soccer Team made history, winning a regional title for the first time. After a lucky first round bye, the boys destroyed St. Francis in a 6-2 championship victory.

The Bulldogs exploded on offense, scoring six goals, an incredibly high number for high school soccer games. Senior Ruben Chavez led the Bulldogs attack putting three shots into the net. The team’s defense shined as well, with great efforts by senior defender Jerry Brown and senior goalie Mark Benya.

Benya, who hopes to continue playing soccer at the University of Chicago after high school, said, “The regional victory was awesome. It was especially nice because we were so close last year, and it was nice to be able to redeem ourselves.”

This is quite a historic event, being the first time that the team has taken a regional title. Although the Bulldogs fell to Chicago High with a score of 2-1 on Tuesday, October 27th, the team considers the season a raging success.

The Bulldogs have had a very successful season, going 8-2 in conference play and 15-4 in overall matches. To add to their success, the team beat Nazareth Academy on Senior Night.

Junior Elliot Louthen said, “The season as a whole was extremely successful. We set our goals of winning conference and regionals at the beginning of the season and we completed them.”

“Our team has been playing together long before high school and we have great team chemistry. It was nice to see our work come together in such a historic event,” added Benya.