Heelan Boys Soccer Review
The Bishop Heelan boys soccer team may be off to a slow start, but the season is just beginning. The first match of the season, played on March 31 against Sergeant Bluff, ended in a 9-0 victory with seven different players scoring goals. The second match against Spencer ended in a disappointing away loss to Spencer at 3-0. The rivalry match against East High School was played on April 5 with an uplifting win 2-0. Goals scored by Juan Magana and Tyler Stolen allowed Heelan to beat the Black Raiders. The fourth game of the season ended in a tough loss to No.1 ranked South Sioux City Cardinals. The Cardinals scored two of the first five goals in the first five minutes of the game. After a poor performance in the second half, the Crusaders failed to net a goal in the full eighty minutes. On April 17 the best two Sioux City High Schools clashed in what was considered the best soccer game in the city so far. The Crusaders got off to a rough start but they came back with force. Down to 3-2 to North High School at the half, Heelan came back in the second half strong but eventually came up short scoring their third goal at the 79th minute. The game ended in a 4-3 loss, but the Crusaders are looking to redeem themselves this weekend at Leed’s Field on Saturday with 3 games to be played throughout the day.The Heelan Soccer team has plenty more matches to go, and the season will only get better. Lead by seniors Juan Magaña, Andrew Atchison, and Carlos Flores, the Crusaders maintain a positive outlook for the rest of the season. The team urges fellow students to come and cheer them on to victory. Hard work and practice are still in the boys’ future, and by utilizing the tactics they are taught, the Heelan Boys Soccer team will surely bring their school some pride.