Former Lakeland foe Berrien Springs routs BobcatsPublished 11:00pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Brandywine boys soccer team took a beating on the pitch, losing to visiting Berrien Springs 9-1 Wednesday.
It was the second consecutive match that Bobcats had halted early because of the “mercy rule” (being down by eight goals at any point in the second half).
The Shamrocks started off at near break-neck speeds, registering their first goal only 52 seconds into the game when Michael Quartey got one past Brandywine’s freshman goalkeeper Seth Lane.
Unfortunately, for Lane and the Bobcats, the barrage of shots and goals from the Shamrocks were just getting started.
Christopher Zimmer scored a goal in the eighth minute, Adrian Villobos added another in the 15th and Ruben Zapata capped of Berrien Springs’ blistering first half with a pair of goals in the 18th and 33rd minutes, leaving Brandywine trailing 5-0 at the break.
Berrien Springs would get another goal in the 51st minute before Brandywine would score its only goal of the match on a free kick from Bobcat sophomore mid-fielder Zachary Schmidt that bounced off of Shamrock goalkeeper Christian Haack and into the back of the net.
Berrien Springs then scored three goals straight to end the game in the 64th minute.
Brandywine coach Evan Winkler was clearly disappointed with his team’s play and the outcome, but remained hopeful about his team’s progression this season.
“This was a tough game and a rough week, but we have to learn from it and get better,” he said. “We are a young team. We have seven starters who are underclassmen playing against teams who start a lot of upperclassmen and it’s a lot to ask of these kids. We just need to keep working, learning and getting better. ”
Brandywine will return to action Tuesday in St. Joseph against Michigan Lutheran at 5 p.m.
Berrien Springs… 9
Berrien Springs 5, Brandywine 0
Berrien Springs goals
Ruben Zapata (2)
Shots on goal
Berrien Springs 19