By: Michael Pritchard
The Boys Soccer team is currently ranked second in the Single A WPIAL and they have clinched an undefeated section championship. Their only loss came against came against South Fayette who is ranked second in Double A WPIAL and they have tied the first ranked team. The team has also tied against Bishop Canevin at Canevin.
There leading scorer thus far is midfielder and senior midfielder Kevin Hudson follow closely by first year player and starter Levi Masua. The team tactic throughout the season has been using throw ins from senior fullback Noah Kaib and then they are headed down by Masua in the box. After being head down the ball ends up in the back of the net more often than not.
Senior, Sean Rieber who filled in a couple of games last year when Nick Parks got hurt has been outstanding in goal so far this season. Rieber has allowed ten goals this season and four of those were scored by South Fayette.
This year for the Rebels has been a big comeback season after falling short in last year’s season. The team has had a bunch of big wins this season. The most significant this season was a 3-1 win over constant rivals Carlington, at Carlington. This win clinched the section for the Rebels. The scores came from leading scorer Kevin Hudson and senior midfielder Zach Hutchinson. Hudson had two and Hutchinson had one.
When talking to starting sweeper Christian Vogel, he said, “ this year’s goals was to win section, but I think we can win WPIAL.” For those who don’t know the sweeper is a defender that plays right in front of the goalie and helps a lot with clearing and bailing the goalie out.
Starting midfielder and leading scorer Hudson spoke about the Carlington win. He said, “The win versus Carlington was the biggest win of the season, because it erased an embarrassing loss from last year’s season.”
Junior attacker Eunsung (Chris) Cho who has played for the team since his sophomore year after coming to Seton from Seoul, South Korea, had this to say about the season: “ I think the strength of our schedule with South Fayette and Sewickley has prepared us for a WPIAL championship run.”