The four Berlin seniors on the girl's soccer team must feel heavily outnumbered by underclassmen but that does not keep them from shining on the field.
On Senior Night, Berlin coach Steve Yanosy said all four of the seniors played incredibly well in helping the Redcoats to a 2-0 win over visiting Maloney.
Senior Cat Voelpel lofted a high cross with 4:52 left in the first half that was mishandled by the Maloney goalie and ended up over the goal line to give Berlin a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Senior Bianca Jacques then scored a pretty goal three minutes into the second half. She took a through ball on the right side and slipped it into the left corner of the net past the advancing Maloney goalie.
Senior Shannon Mahoney was a force on defense and senior Cassidy Goodwin controlled the midfield.
"I thought all four of them played with a great deal of determination," Yanosy said of the seniors. "I thought Cassidy Goodwin played her best game all year. She was all over the place. On Senior Night you're never really sure what you are going to get but they were up for the challenge. I thought we possessed the ball as well as we have in a while in the first half."
While seven freshmen see playing time on the team, Yanosy said the team follows the lead of the seniors.
"They are really good soccer players but as good as they are on the field they are really great kids," Yanosy said. "They are a group of four pillars in the BHS community."
The soccer teams have a doubleheader scheduled for Sunday at Plainville with the boys playing at 3:30 and the girls at 5:30.
For the second year in a row, the athletic teams will have to figure out when they play next due to the forecast of a hurricane.
"The timing could be worse but starting tomorrow night it will be texts and phone calls to let everyone know if we're practicing or not," Yanosy said. "Last year we were out here shoveling the field so we'll see how it goes."