NORWALK- The Brien McMahon boys soccer team were visited by Bridgeport Central Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the final game of the season, and for most of the seniors, it brought about the end of their high school careers as they graduate in June.
Prior to game start, all of McMahon’s seniors took a picture in one of the goals together. As a tribute to the seniors, second year coach, Rodrigo Guzman, took the courtesy of making the entire starting lineup consisting only of Seniors, with the exception of goalie, Norberto Santiago IV (‘19).
When asked about what he would remember most about the class of 2018, coach Guzman said “All the hard work they did in the off season and never giving up even though the season did not turn out the way we had planned.”
The Senators, who were still searching for their first win of the season, were desperate for a win. The game ended in a 1-1 tie, impressive for McMahon as Bridgeport had already secured their spot in both the State and FCIAC playoffs.
The draw had no effect on the Senators as seniors were honored in a halftime ceremony where their names were called out loud as they met their family members on the field where they gathered for photos.
The future of the team is looking bright as only four of the starting eleven are seniors. This is a very talented young team as McMahon’s top goal scorer is Elias Pardo (‘19). There are five juniors and two sophomores that are starters.
There were three freshmen that were able to make the team as well, one of which had this to say about playing with the seniors. “Being a freshman and getting a chance to play with the seniors was a very good experience, they were the ones I looked up to the most and overall I had a great time,” said freshman forward Brandon Miller (‘21) who went on to say “They will truly be missed next year.”