Broadneck falls short in 4A final, 1-0

Boys soccer

High schools


Hard work and a collective effort have been the season-long mainstays that helped send the Broadneck boys soccer team to the Class 4A state title game last night at UMBC.

The No. 7 Bruins displayed those same qualities for 80 minutes on the season's final night, but they ran up against a talented Sherwood team that was set on defending its state crown. The Warriors from Montgomery County attacked well in the first half and defended even better in the second, getting six saves from senior goalkeeper Max Warren to come away with a 1-0 win over the Bruins.

Sophomore Dylan Redderson had the Bruins' last chance in the game's final minute, cranking a shot from 12 yards on the right side. But Warren cleanly handled the shot like all the rest.

The Bruins closed out a fine season with a 14-3-1 mark, having earned a share of the Anne Arundel County title and taking their first regional title since 1990, when coach Sean Tettemer was in goal for their only other state final appearance.

"We played exceptional, very well and [Sherwood] is an outstanding defensive team - there's no question about that. Their goalkeeper came up huge. All around, I couldn't ask for anything more," Tettemer said.

After creating some quality chances earlier in the first half, the Warriors (13-4-1) were able to break through in the 32nd minute when junior forward Pat Young got off a low shot that Broadneck goalie Evan Young dove for and deflected, but couldn't keep out of the goal.

In the second half, the Bruins stayed poised and patient in pressing forward. They created openings, but Warren was able to cleanly handle all the corner kicks, crosses, long throws and shots that came his way.

"We went on a great run this season and weren't expected to even get here," Broadneck senior Brandon O'Leary said. "We played against an awesome team - that goalie was amazing. I think we played our hardest and that's what we wanted to do for this final game."

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