Boys’ soccer eliminated in district semifinal

Courtney Barney, Sports Editor

Holy Trinity defeated the boys’ soccer team 2-1 in the Class 3A, District 8 semifinal Wednesday night, ending the Wildcats’ season at 14-3-0. West Shore made it to the semifinal by defeating Cocoa Beach 4-0 in the quarterfinals on Monday.

“No one was expecting our loss,” senior David Troner said. “We were all disappointed, we had such a great season but it was just upsetting to go home that early. We were both fighting hard for it, but they had a lucky break.”

The Wildcats entered the week ranked No. 2 in Brevard County with a record of 7-0-0 in District 3A competition, including matches against Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Holy Trinity, Melbourne Central Catholic and Satellite high schools.

“We had a really good season, the best since I’ve been here,” junior John Bocinsky said. “But it all doesn’t really matter if you can’t win when it counts. Overall I’m not disappointed at all though. The team never gave up and we always played until the whistle blew every game, including last night. I think we’ll only be better for next year.”

Bocinsky who led the team in scoring, finished the season with 20 goals, 10 assists and 50 points. He also averaged more than 3 points per game. Senior goalie Hunter Butcher had 72 saves and seven shutouts through 16 games.