The boys finished the regular season 8-6-1, scoring a total of 35 goals this season while holding their opponents to only 16 total goals. The team wrapped up the regular season and beat out their first round playoff opponent, the Kennedy Cavaliers on Oct. 28.
The boys’ last regular season game was against the Walter Johnson Wildcats on Oct. 19 at James A Coles Field and the boys’ were held scoreless.
While the Patriots could not find the back of the net, the Wildcats were able to net two of their own.
Senior goalkeeper Dennis Johns got the start and played the entire match in his last regular season game. Playing a top tier team without your best player does not help either,
“It was hard to watch from the sideline. I really wanted to play my last regular season game,” senior striker Benson Child said, after not playing due to an ankle injury.
The boys’ next game was against Kennedy on Oct. 28. The first and only goal of the contest came early on from junior defender Samuel Yi, scoring his first goal of the season Child was cleared to play in this match but was limited due to the fact that the Patriots were heavy favorites.
Only winning 1-0 was, “frustrating man. We should have killed them but at least we won and have a chance next week,” senior midfielder Justin Lee said.
The Patriots’ season was ended by Quince Orchard on Nov. 1 Even though they were defeated earlier in the year by the Cougars, 2-0, they knew that this game was a must win.
However, the boys were unable to score and QO found the back of the net three times, resulting in a loss and the end of the season for the boys’. “It is hard to say bye to our seniors and we will miss them,” junior defender Josh Messitte said.
The team finished the regular season 8-6-1, scoring a total of 35 goals this season while holding their opponents to 16 total goals.