The Trucker boys’ varsity soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss Tuesday evening, Oct. 12, in regional play. They matched up with the Seymour Thunder. This was the second meeting of the season and the Truckers were hoping for the same result as the first meeting- a Trucker win.
It wasn’t meant to be. The Truckers came out fired up on Homecoming frenzy. The weather cooperated for a beautiful afternoon of soccer; however the Seymour Thunder did not.
Last week’s hard play (three games) resulted in various injuries to the team. The Truckers were playing with a broken tailbone, sore ankles and a broken wrist. They were also missing their starting midfielder to a broken collarbone. The boys knew they would have to play tough this game to advance in the playoffs.
The Thunder and Truckers seemed evenly matched with a 0-0 halftime score. Seymour scored at the 30 minute mark and the Truckers couldn’t answer back. Despite shots by outstanding shooters Juan Hernandez and Steven Davies, the ball just didn’t find the goal. The team played hard to the last second of the game. The score would end with a Trucker loss, 0-1.
The team would like to thank their dedicated coaches, Roger Lupien and volunteer Nick Stellato for a winning season. Their record was 10-5-1. The Truckers are saying goodbye to seven seniors this year and will be closely watching the Saturday Youth Soccer League for future prospects to join this CHS Soccer team in 2011.