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BMS moves onto next round, tops Huskies

By Kenny Varner

WINGATE – The Thunder rolls through Wingate!

In its post season opening playoff game, the Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team brought its A-game to the District 6 Class A contest against Carroll-McCourt Tuesday at Bald Eagle High School’s Alumni Stadium.

After a scoreless first half, the Thunder rumbled out into the second half, post three goals en route to the 3-0 victory.

Colton Sunderland led the offensive punch for Belleville Mennonite posting two goals in the victory.

Po sting a goal as well was teammate freshman Grant Yoder.

“We took some time and watched some film on them. We did our homework. So we knew what  they were bringing. We knew they had fast players on top,” said Belleville coach Michael Armstrong. “We knew if we could deny them the supply of the ball that we should be able to control things.”

Control they did.

Belleville Mennonite outshot the Huskies 19-3 in the contest. They also held a 6-1 advantage in corner opportunities.

Opening up the contest, the Thunder pushed the ball immediately into the Huskies defensive side of the field.

However, despite being out shot in the first half, the Carroll/McCourt defensive squad was able to answer each call that the Thunder threw at them.

Belleville’s defense used its speed and agility to cut down the running lanes for the Huskies, frustrating them on each trip down.

In the second half, the Thunder wasted no time at all getting off and running, taking the ball right at the Huskies defense.

Less than five minutes into the half, Sunderland got past the defensive line and plastered the first goal of the game at 35:59, giving the team the only goal they would need for the victory.

However, BMS would continue to dominate the contest as they posted a second goal of the game.

The Thunder set up for a corner and sent a kick right to middle of the box and right to Young, upping the lead to 2-0 with 21:10 left.

Rounding out the night, Sunderland picked up a pass from Quinn Renno to put the game on ice and reserve them another trip, this time for a Thursday trip to Forest Hills in the second round of playoffs.

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