The Brien McMahon boys’ soccer team took a heartbreaking loss ( 4-1) against Pomperaug High School on November 6, 2018 in Southbury, CT.
Goalie Bert Santiago (‘19) was very upset about the loss. He was kicked in the face when going for a save and the metal form his braces hit his cheek and cut open his lip. He was then taken out of the game from a very bad injury “I got a lacerated lip, I was sent to the hospital and don’t remember anything after.” Santiago added, “My friends told me at the hospital, they asked me what day it was and I said Tuesday, but it was actually Sunday.”
Captain George Simpson (‘19) felt that the team’s biggest weakness was communication. “As a team once we conceded goals at times, we would try to dribble out the back or give away a free kick or try a fancy flick that would lose the ball then we’d concede.”
The Senators as a team, felt that if they were more aggressive during that game more progress would have been a resultant. “I think if we had played more aggressive, we would have been able to compete with them because they were more aggressive than us.” -Santiago.
Even though they took a loss, they’re still proud of how far they had come through all the ups and downs they’ve endured through the season. They all truly worked hard as a team. “I feel like we accomplished a lot such as first time in 12 years we made FCIACs. It was emotional when the final whistle went knowing that it was now all over. We stuck together through it all and to see how far the program has come in the last four years.” said Simpson.