BHS Boys Soccer Team Holds Highly-Touted CCHS Team to a 2-2 Tie in Season Opener

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Bedford Bucs huddle up before the start of the second half – Image (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland, 2018 all rights reserved, click to view larger image

By  Jeff JHO Hoyland

Goalie, Chris Venuti, give a congratulatory high five to the opposing goalie after a 2-2 tie – Image (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland, 2018 all rights reserved, click to view larger image

Concord-Carlisle won the Division 2 boys’ soccer title in 2017.

Bedford Boys Soccer team is not impressed.

Concord-Carlisle is ranked as high as 2nd this year.

Bedford Boys Soccer team is not impressed.

Bedford opened up the season at home against CCHS which ended with a 2-2 tie.  Bedford out hustled CCHS in the first half on their home turf at Sabourin Field.  Many Bedford scoring chances were thwarted because the Bucs were too energetic and were caught offsides and long passes.

Images in the gallery below are all (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland, 2018 all rights reserved, click to view larger images

Click this link to view Bedford Snapshots’ album of photographs from the CCHS game

 

CCHS scored first, but Bedford’s Sophomore, Jasper Paez tied the score with a cannon shot from outside left.  CCHS took the lead 2-1 into the half.

After well-needed rest in the 80-degree heat, both teams came out hard-charging in the second half.  The referees allowed a number of shoulder to shoulder “Un-love taps”, but the games aggressiveness never got out of hand.

The Bucs’ Alexander Oleksinski tied the score 2-2 on a beautifully executed breakaway.

Although the Bedford Bucs only have 4 Seniors on the team, they have 16 Juniors – most with varsity experience, which was key to the game as the heat required lots of substitutions for water breaks.

Bedford’s next game is Friday, Sept. 7th at 4 PM at Lincoln-Sudbury.


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