The last week of New Hope-Solebury’s Boys soccer season has begun, with two huge matchups against Lower Moreland and Faith Christian. The results of these final two games will decide their momentum going into the postseason.
A team that is fully capable to make a strong playoff run and push towards a state championship, they must focus on each game rather than looking too far ahead. Key players that may have a huge impact on the Lions’ success include sophomores Jake Zimmerman, Nate Bawduniak and Dylan Smith. Three of the youngest players on varsity, the team will strongly benefit with a step up in their play and work ethic going into the postseason. When asking midfielder Riley Smith about his feelings on the upcoming postseason, he said, “I’m excited to get out there and show the league what we are capable of, and come back from our loss in the championship game last year.”
This past Wednesday, October 21, the team had a huge comeback in a divisional matchup against Lower Moreland. After trailing 0-1 at halftime, the team fought back with two goals scored from forward, Alex Lotier and a couple of fantastic saves from Andrew Mardirossian in goal, giving the team a 2-1 victory.With one game left in the regular season against Faith Christian, the stakes have never been higher. With a win, the boys would not only be BAL champions for the first time in history, but they would also be first seed in the district and earn the only first round bye in the playoffs.