BEC blanks Eskasoni in high school boys soccer
‘I feel like we have a pretty good chance of coming in first’
The Breton Education Centre Bears boys soccer team continued its undefeated streak in high school soccer Division 1 play in Sydney on Friday, blanking the Eskasoni Warriors 4–0.
In their second game of the Cape Breton High School Soccer League season, BEC controlled the game from the start. BEC blanked Sydney Academy boys 1-0 in their season-opener in Sydney on Wednesday.
After the first half of play, the Bears had a 2–0 lead, with Devon MacLean and Aaron Maclean both finding the back of the net.
In the second half, BEC continued to keep the ball in the Warrior’s end and kept the pressure on.
Devon MacLean, 16, a striker who had two goals in the game, said BEC could come out on top by the end of the season.
“I feel like we have a pretty good chance of coming in first,” said MacLean, who gave credit to his teammates for the win. “We have a really good defensive line and also a great forward line; we’re pretty efficient up there, too.”
Throughout the entire game, the Warriors had trouble getting the ball past the Bear’s fullbacks.
The Bears kept the pressure on Eskasoni in the second half of play and added two more goals to take a commanding lead, with Bret Hillier and Carson Guyaux ending the Warrior’s hopes of a comeback early in the second half.
Cape Breton High School Soccer League Division 1 action continues Monday with two games, with Riverview taking on BEC and Memorial facing off against Sydney Academy.
Eskasoni’s Israel Regalado, right, dribbles the ball as Ethan MacInnis of Breton Education Centre defends during Cape Breton High School Soccer League action on Friday at Open Hearth Park in Sydney. BEC defeated Eskasoni, 4–0.