Boys’ soccer moves on to sectionals

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Balancing Act: Junior midfielder Jordan Reiske stays on his feet to take ball from HHS. Bruins won in style 3-1. Photo by Drew Rodgers

Daphne Yu

Balancing Act: Junior midfielder Jordan Reiske stays on his feet to take ball from HHS. Bruins won in style 3-1. Photo by Drew Rodgers
Boys’ soccer blazed through districts with a 3-1 win against Hickman High School Wednesday, Nov. 2. This game isn’t the first time Rock Bridge beat HHS . The Bruins defeated the Kewpies 6-0 on Oct. 11. The two schools are fierce competitors, but what happens on the field, stays on the field.
“It’s always nice to beat your nearest rival. A lot of players on Rock Bridge and Hickman play together during the club seas0n, so you always want to bring your best against them,” senior Jonas Gassmann, goalie, said. “But after the game, no matter what happens, we’re still friends.”
These past two games did not disappoint the boys’ first place ranking in the state. However, players feel their rank and 25-3 record does not and will not affect how they play in future games.
“Right now we don’t care about the ranking at all because each game is our last if we don’t come out and bring out best and win,” Gassmann said. “If that happens, which it hopefully won’t, no one will care that we were ranked first in state because doesn’t mean anything if you don’t win.”
RBHS will also host this year’s 2011 District 9 vs. District 10 sectional. To move onto quarterfinals, the Bruins must defeat Rolla High School (17-8), winner of District 10, on Nov. 8. The Bruins played Rolla their second game of the season and beat them 2-1.
“Rolla gave us a very tough game at the beginning of the season and they will be just as tough this time,” Gassmann said. “So we know were going to have to bring our best to beat them, but we are confident that we will be able to.”
By Daphne Yu