Boy’s soccer takes tough loss to Canon McMillan

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Devon Schroeder

Boys soccer team shows off school spirit. The boys team starting this season with a new coach.

Lindsay Bonetti, Club Member

The boys soccer team lost 2-1 against section rival Canon McMillan at home on Thursday.

The Baldwin goal was scored by sophomore Joey Moeller on a big breakaway with an assist from senior John Ziegler. Moeller has been a standout player on the soccer team this year, senior Austin Sabo said.

Baldwin took that 1-0 lead into halftime. Sabo said the best moment of the game was walking off the field at the half with the lead against a very good team.

But a few minutes into the second half, Canon Mac scored on a set piece to tie up the game. The game was tied for most of the second half, until the final few minutes, when Canon Mac scored the winning goal.

“We just did not have the same intensity in the second half as we did in the first. We have the skill. We have the talent. We just needed to up the intensity,” Sabo said.

Canon McMillan was undefeated last year and is currently second place in the section, just ahead of Baldwin.

Captains Sabo, Ziegler, and Jackson Brandwene tried their best to encourage the team throughout the second half.

“Verbal leadership is very important, especially when a game is tied,” Sabo said.

Despite the loss, Baldwin played well, especially in midfield, Sabo said. He is “very confident” that they have a chance to make it to playoffs.

The soccer team has a section record of 3-4-1 and is ranked third. Baldwin’s next section game is against Upper Saint Clair, which currently sits in first place in the section.