The Broncho soccer team capped their season with a fitting end for the 11 seniors that were playing at home for their last regular season game. With a starting line-up made up completely of seniors, the Bronchos came out aggressive and did a great job controlling the game from the very start. Working the ball well through the middle, senior Nick Rees found a path between defenders 1-1/2 minutes into the game and placed a nice shot past the keeper. Bronchos 1-0!
Though they had several chances over the next 20 minutes, the Bronchos found their shots blocked or off the post. It wasn’t until the 17:45 mark left in the half that Corunna gave up a penalty kick in a scramble inside their box. Senior Zach Hill stepped up take the PK and easily knocked it past the keeper. Bronchos 2-0! Only 4 minutes later, senior Nick Rees came up with a great individual effort by dribbling around several players, even the keeper, and put the ball in the back of the net. Bronchos 3-0 to finish the first half.
Following a halftime ceremony to honor our 11 seniors, the Bronchos got right back to work. Working hard and forcing Corunna on their heels, the Bronchos created a lot of chances on net. About 10 minutes into the second, Corunna again gave up a penalty inside their box. Senior Owen Garber stepped up to take the PK and placed a nice ball past the keeper to the right. Bronchos 4-0!
Continuing to force the game, the Bronchos weren’t ready to stop. About the 24-minute mark left in the half, senior Zach Hill made a great individual run to beat a Corunna player to a ball that they were trying to let roll out of bounds. Zach touched it at the last second down the sideline, around the defender and placed a nice pass inside to sophomore Jase VanTassel who touched it over to Nick Rees. Nick finished it for his 3rd goal of the night. Broncho 5-0!
Just 3 minutes later, the Bronchos had a great build-up from out of the defense beginning with senior Jacob Osborne. Oz made a great pass to junior Ian Loeffler, who found sophomore attacking mid Kyle Sherrow, who then placed a beautiful pass to Zach Hill on the right side. Zach took it forward and placed a hard shot to the right of the keeper. Bronchos 6-0!
The midfield continued to dominate the middle of the field and control the pace of the game. Senior Zach Hill got the ball in the middle and played a nice pass across the 18 yard line. Kyle Sherrow snagged it and played a soft pass to Nick Rees who was following behind him. Nick found the back of the net a second later. Bronchos 7-0!
All the seniors were put back out on the pitch to finish out the game. It was great seeing them all playing together again and continuing to dominate possession on the field. With about 8-1/2 minutes to go, Corunna was called for a foul and gave up a free kick on the left side of the field about 25 yards from goal. Senior Luke Wilson stepped up take it for the Bronchos. He took a booming laser of a shot, low and hard across the Corunna defense and past their keeper. Bronchos 8-0 and that was the game by mercy.
This was a very fitting end for a hardworking, great bunch of seniors that have played together for a long time. It could not have been scripted any better.