The breaks did not go the way of the Bourne High School boys’ soccer team on Wednesday, October 6, as Seekonk used goals in each half to upend the Canalmen in Bourne, 2-0.
Bourne fell to 2-6-2 overall for the season.
BHS had a hard time getting anything set up on the offensive end of the field as Seekonk’s athletic defenders did a superb job of winning races to the ball and sweeping things to the perimeter whenever BHS was looking to attack. Bad luck also cost the team as a break-in chance late in the first half for Ben Hopwood was whistled away by the referees, ruling that he was offside on a play that would have seen him go in alone with the keeper.
A moment later in the half Shea Ullo was checked off the ball at the edge of the box. Had a foul been called a penalty kick a chance to tie the score would have been in play, but the officials opted to let the action play on instead.
After getting a goal from Marco Cozzo midway through the first half, Seekonk put the game away in the 55th minute on a great finish from Collin Peterson, who ran onto a great diagonal pass by Nicholas Lehourites and slotted it in.
Bourne pushed forward late in the half and created a couple of scoring chances, but could not capitalize. A header by Shea Ullo in the final minute seemed to have a chance, but Giuliano Cozzo leapt to secure the ball and keep the shutout intact.
Earlier in the week, on Monday, BHS traveled to play at Somerset-Berkley in the pouring rain and it did not go well. S-B scored all of its goals in the first half in a 5-0 victory.
BHS played better after the intermission, with Nathan Reynolds making six saves in the net in relief. Jake Roux, Stefan Lumsden and Grady Gobeil were solid in the midfield for BHS.