Boy’s soccer regional heartbreak

The regional championship for soccer took place on a beautiful fall day on Saturday October 21st. The eleventh seeded Bulldogs took on the number one seed St. Joseph’s Chargers. Going into the game St. Joe’s was the heavily favored team. The Chargers walked away with the regional championship, the dogs lost in a shootout 3-2.  

The Bulldogs were missing their head coach Danny Makaric and senior midfielder Tyler Polanski because of red cards the game before. Senior captain T.j Armic said,” It was a huge blow to not have a coach or a star player. Everyone knew what they had to do without them and everyone stepped up.”

The game was played hard by the Bulldogs, Senior captain Alex Amaya said, “We went out with a bang, gave it everything we had. We were able to surprise a lot of people. “The second half of regulation displayed the heart of Bulldogs. The throughout half, the Dogs had the Chargers against the wall on their half of the court. Then Junior Rueben Chavez scored the game tying goal with ten minutes left in play. 

The game would continue into four scoreless ten minute overtime periods. Each overtime was very intense and great saves were made by both goalkeepers. The game led into a shootout, Riverside Brookfield scored two goals to St. Joe’s three goals.