For the first time in school history, the Seekonk boys soccer team are South Coast Conference champion.
The Warriors (15-0-3) traveled to New Bedford Voke to square off in a winner-take-all match versus the Bears and won, 2-0.
“I was nervous going into the game as anything can happen in a winner take all game,” said Seekonk head coach Matt McCartin. “As I was watching the guys warm up it all went away and I was reminded of just how good we are capable of being.”
Seekonk was the beneficiary of an “own goal” by New Bedford Voke in the first half when Evan Pacheco drove a shot from 35 yards away that deflected off a NBV player to take a 1-0 lead into the half.
Seekonk’s leading point scorer Rony Morales, provided the second goal when he beat a Voke defender one-on-one on a pass from freshman Alajuandro Tabares.
“You expect a guy like that to make an impact in some kind of way to help the team win,” McCartin said of Morales.
The Warriors were able to earn a shut out victory thanks to its defensive backbone, goal keeper Luke Robitaille.
“Luke was an animal in the second half of that game,” said McCartin.
The Warriors are unbeaten through 18 games and hopefully the run will continue through the play-offs.
“This is a special group of guys for sure,” said McCartin. “We have some impactful freshmen and sophomores who play crucial roles and start in tough positions. Our junior class is filled with absolute studs and our seniors are as good as you find.”
The Warriors will await their first round opponent in the MIAA tournament.