By: Gino DiPerna –
The boys Seton-La Salle soccer team have a very crucial match against South Fayette at Highmark stadium on September 30th, and after talking to some members of the soccer team it sounds like it’s going to be a good one. The boys are off to a great start with an undefeated record, and its going to be one heck of a show against a significant division rival.
Levi Masua, a senior, a first year player says, “I’m not sure if it will be a close one or not. We prepare for every game to go into overtime so if it is a close game we will be ready.”
Christian Vogel, a Senior who’s been on the team since he was a freshman says, “ In recent years the games between South Fayette and ourselves have been close, expect it to be a even – matched game.”
Vogel also says, “We have a lot of strong heritage on the soccer team. Throughout the past couple years we have had a lot of success in winning numerous WPIAL titles and that kind of success will gain teams certain attention. We also have a very strong team this year with a lot of depth.”
Masua adds, “I think that the dedication and hunger that our team has to win is what makes us different from other teams.” This is why he believes his team has the privilege of playing at Highmark Stadium.
Vogel says, “I’m extremely excited to play this game, I’m proud that our team is getting this opportunity and we should use it to show the league what we got.”
Masua adds, “Anytime you get to play at such a venue it’s always exciting.”
I was able to catch up with another player on the team, Dan Boland. Boland is another Senior on the team who had played SLS soccer since he was a freshman. He is also a captain of the team.
Boland said, “I think us and South Fayette are two really good teams and it’s going to be a great match. After all, we are both undefeated and in fact, South Fayette hasn’t been scored on yet this year. We hope to change that.”
Boland goes on to say, “I’m ecstatic, it’s a huge challenge for our team, and I know if we can compete then it proves we could be a threat to win WPIAL.”
After talking to these three individuals you can tell this is going to be a nail biter. Its the battle of who is going to remain undefeated. It is ten dollars for a ticket, and they are cheaper if you buy them from someone on the soccer team during lunch periods.
Come out and support your Rebels!