Generals Soccer Magic Came to a Close in State Semis

Burke Harmon, Staff Writer

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After two dramatic penalty-kick wins in the state playoffs, Towson soccer lost by a goal to the State Finalist, Mount Hebron Vikings, in the Class 3A Semifinals.

The Game was a defensive struggle all first half after seniors Sam Edwards, Adam Coplai, and Jack Baker played like a united brick wall. But, 15 Minutes into the second half that changed after a cross from Mount Hebron caught senior keeper Austin Wenck off guard. The Vikings then went to the back pipe where the Vikings tapped it into the back of the net.

After the goal the Generals were playing from behind the rest of the game. In addition unfortunately for us, the Generals were also without starting junior forward Nico De Jesus, who had a received a red card the game before. But, a tough, aggressive play from seniors Adam Coplai and Brooks Benassi sparked the generals one more chance. After senior Joe Weir brought it down the left side, forcing a corner throw, it gave the Generals one last opportunity. Coplai launched it into the box, and a plethora of Towson players went up to try and head it. Surprisingly, it was  a Mount Hebron fullback that deflected it off the cross bar almost scoring for the Generals.

The Generals starters in the playoffs included, All-County goalie Austin Wenck, who played hero all throughout the playoffs. Wenck kept coming in clutch in the two penalty kick matches. Also, sophomore Bryce Vanik, a mid-fielder, capped off both the Regional Semifinal and Final, after scoring game-winning penalty kicks in both games.  Hats off to our soccer Generals and a big congrats for winning the Class 3A North Regional final.

 

 

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Generals Soccer Magic Came to a Close in State Semis