Boys’ soccer builds momentum with two wins in a row


Photo Via Tom Rector

The boys’ soccer team builds momentum with wins against Bethel Park and Brashear.

Lindsay Bonetti, News Editor

The boys soccer team defeated Brashear on Saturday, coming on the heels of a big win over rival Bethel Park last Thursday.

Baldwin prevailed 5-3 over Brashear, largely due to a hat trick by junior Joey Moeller.

“Every goal I scored made me want to score more,” Moeller said.

Going into the game, Baldwin knew they had to be the first to attack in order to win.

“We wanted to score the first goal and not let Brashear have any attack,” Moeller said. 

Also, Baldwin had winning energy heading into the game versus Brashear, after upsetting Bethel Park 2-1 on Thursday night.

The Baldwin goals on Thursday were scored by juniors Tai Guzzi and Moeller, with assists from junior Zach Stewart and sophomore Cole Thomas. 

The first goal, scored by Moeller, was the turning point of the game. 

“After Joey scored that first goal, we were in Bethel’s half of the field pretty much the rest of the game,” Stewart said. 

Adapting to Bethel’s “long ball” style of play was essential to the win against a very good team, Stewart said. Communication was also vital to the victory.

“The team had great communication and the bench was hyping us up, which kept us focused,” Stewart said. 

With these two back-to-back wins, Baldwin is back in contention for a playoff spot and gained hope of success for the rest of the season.

“Getting these wins was a huge confidence booster,” Moeller said.