Bainbridge High School boys varsity soccer closed a successful regular season with a draw against Blanchet. After an enticing 90 minutes filled with a great show of individual skill and team work, Bainbridge were unable to put the ball in the back of the net but were impressively dominant.
Despite a frustrating inability to get the ball in the back of the net, the Spartans held the majority of the possession and were able to display their impressive ability to play the ball. Their give-and-go plays were the most impressive thing this evening, even the outside defenders were heavily involved in their quick attacks. Despite one of their four defenders often being caught up in the attack, their transitions from offense to defense were seamless and Blanchet were hardly able to get into the 18 yard box.
The Spartan style of play is admired by the other teams in the league. Speaking with the father of a Blanchet senior, he hailed BHS for playing "beautiful soccer" and it truly is. Not only to the players demonstrate an exceptional amount of patience and composure on the ball, but each individual also holds field vision that is often not seen until they have had experience in college ball. This vision makes them far superior to the teams that they have faced off against this season.
Throughout the season, spectators marveled over the individual skill as well, each player contributing with his foot skills, penetrating runs and accurate tackles. The style of soccer is truly a treat and despite the draw, the boys should be proud of their admirable finesse and, aside from tonight, their impressive ability to find the back of the net.