Boys soccer advances to sectional finals


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The boys soccer team had a large student section to show support during their 1:45 game on Friday.

The boys soccer team continued their run in the playoffs on Nov. 1 with a huge win against Marquette ended in a 1-0 victory for the boys in overtime.

Coming into the game against the 19-1-1 Hilltoppers, the team knew they had to be focused in order to move on to the sectional finals and stop the potential 6-peat.

Brady Lutz, junior, explained what the team did in order to prepare the important game. “Going in we had the mentality we were going to win. All week we were just getting mentally prepared,” Lutz said.

At the end of regulation time, the game was tied at 0-0. The team had to quickly get focused for two 10 minute halves, and if still tied, penalty kicks.

Teddy Schaal, junior, and the rest of the team had to only worry about the next twenty minutes. “We had to come out like it was a new game and put Marquette on their heels early…Coach Connelly told us ‘all gas no break,’” Schaal said.

Colin Satchie, senior, scored the game-winning goal in the first half of overtime. “Scoring the goal was breathtaking. There was so much stress throughout the whole game, but after we won we knew we had an even bigger game [the next day],” Satchie said.

Head Coach Tony Navarre said that he got the team together early Saturday morning in order to prepare and discuss the next game plan. 

The team moves on to the sectional finals Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. at Uihlein Soccer Park, against the 3-seed, Neenah, with hopes of advancing to state.