Suns outshine hurricanes to win B.A.I.S.S. senior boys soccer championship! 5/7/2015 Suns win on penalty kicks

 

After a third successive finals appearance, the senior boys of Temple Christian School have won the 2014-2015 B.A.I.S.S. senior boys soccer championship over the hurricanes of St. Andrews on penalties 0-0 (7-6).

 

 

Having enjoyed a greater percentage of ball possession , the Suns of Temple Christian were unfortunate not to have won outright at the end of regulation with the score tied at 0-0. With the majority of the shots on goal, the Suns probed the hurricane defense for the full 80 minutes, but could not find a way past a very stubborn Hurricane defense.

 

St. Andrews failed to take the initiative in a match where their 4 man defense with an additional deep lying sweeper made clear their intention to keep Temple Christian from scoring rather than score themselves. In the end, the strategy worked, and although the Suns continued to dominate play, the breakthrough never came.

 

 

After a scoreless extra time period with players from both teams experiencing cramping of the legs, the match went to penalties. Temple Christian would have felt they deserved more at this point by virtue of the fact that they had far more chances on goal than the hurricanes. Nonetheless, the match continued to be closely contested, and after 5 penalties, there were no misses. The match then went to sudden death. The next penalty takers for both teams scored. Temple Christian goalkeeper Alistair Deane then made a superb save, but TC’s Shannon Florival failed to convert his penalty. Dean then came up big with a second huge save, and this time Kevin Miller stepped up and coolly slotted home from the spot to give the Suns the B.A.I.S.S. senior boy’s soccer crown. Go Suns!

 

 

In the end, Alistair Deane was the real hero to deny two Hurricane penalty takers in a sudden death penalty shootout, where the Suns eventually won on penalties.

 

Go Suns!


Read what some of our championship athletes had to say regarding their big win:

John

Alistair

Kevin

Marcel

Elltin