Brace For Impact

The Bourne High School boys’ soccer team’s defensive braces for impact as they defend a free kick against Mashpee High School last Friday afternoon in a 2-2 draw between the teams.

A very heated game between Bourne and Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School went down to the wire on Wednesday, October 20, as the Bears scored a 1-0 win in Bourne. The game, which featured some pushing and shoving late in the contest as tempers began to flare, was determined by a penalty kick for the visitors late in the game. The PK sneaked through and Bourne was unable to answer.

“It was a heartbreaker,” Coach Andrew Arki said.

The coach was very pleased with the defensive effort from his team all game long. Thomas Sullivan, Stefan Lumsden, Jake Roux, Colby Lindner and Shea Ullo all were excellent on the back end and did a great job of preventing GNBVT from generating much in the terms of offense.

Zack Dodge and Ben Hopwood hustled up front. Unfortunately their efforts could not crack the defense of Greater New Bedford.

Earlier in the week the Canalmen dropped a 3-0 decision to Fairhaven High School on the road. BHS carried much of the play, and had a shooting advantage of 12-5 in the game, but the purple and white could not find their finish.

Quinn Moriarty had a nice effort in the midfield. Ullo put seven shots on target in the game. Lumsden made eight tackles to lead the defensive effort.

Last Friday the team picked up a tie in a great game against Cape rivals Mashpee on the road. Rallying back from a 2-0 first half deficit, BHS came back with two goals in the final five minutes to draw even. With five minutes left Moriarty canned a great feed from Ben Hopwood to make it a 2-1 game and keep hope alive. Then, with just two minutes remaining, Ullo finished a penalty kick to draw his team even.

Shane Murray was excellent in the net for BHS. Grady Gobeil stood out in the midfield.

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