Bruin Soccer Shootout ends in disappointment

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Senior Kyle Tonnies, defender, keeps the ball away from Helias during their match Oct. 1. Photo by Patrick Smith

Raj Satpathy

Senior Kyle Tonnies, defender, keeps the ball away from Helias during their match Oct. 1. Photo by Patrick Smith
This past weekend, Cosmo Park was the site of the Bruin Soccer Shootout. Though not officially a tournament, soccer teams from all over Missouri, including the RBHS’ varsity boys soccer team, competed in a series of games to test their mettle. However, the team came away with a disappointing finish after losing their second game.
The Bruins battled the Oak Park Northmen on the viridian fields this past Friday, triumphing over their opponents with a final score of 2-1. Senior Jordan Reiske, a team captain, was pleased with the victory.
“The game versus Oak Park we played really well.” Reiske said. “They had one of the best players in Missouri running their midfield and we ended up shutting him down.”
The game against Springfield Catholic the next day was sadly a different story. Despite herculean effort, the final score ended up 0-1 in favor of Springfield.
“They win state in the class 1 division just about every year, so we knew they were going to be good.” Reiske said. “I think we underestimated them because they are a smaller school. They ended up putting away one of their chances while we couldn’t quite put one away.”
Though the Bruins came out of the weekend with both a win and a loss, there was a slightly bittersweet feeling pervading the field.
“For the seniors, these next few weeks will probably be the last time we play soccer at such a competitive level.” Reiske said. “The game versus Catholic was a reminder that now is the time where we leave everything on the field with no regrets.”
By Raj Satpathy