Honoring the Bear Creek Boys Soccer Teamby Representative Suzan K. DelBene
Posted on 2013-12-19
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Ms. DelBENE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 2013 Bear Creek
High School boys soccer team. On November 23, the Bear Creek Grizzlies
won the 1B/2B state championship, ending their impressive season with a
record of 21-2-0. I congratulate them on this impressive achievement.
This championship victory was especially fulfilling for Bear Creek High School because it settled a rivalry between them and Grace Academy. The Grizzlies' only two losses during the season were to Grace Academy, with both of those games ending in 0-0 draws and decided by penalty kicks. Tied 0-0 at halftime, the Grizzlies would not let history repeat again, and they came together to win the state championship game by a score of 2-0.
I would like to give special recognition to Jesse Leuenberger and Nathan Sim who scored the two goals of the state final. Goalkeeper Blake Denniston also played a pivotal role in the final game, earning a shutout in the championship game.
The Grizzlies' defense racked up 16 shutouts this season and the offense outscored its opponents by 87-7.
The Grizzlies' impressive record this season is also a testament to the team's high level of coaching. Coach Chad Pohlman provided the boys with encouragement and training necessary to achieve this notable feat.
Again, I congratulate the Bear Creek boys soccer team on all of their success. Their accomplishments and success are hard-earned and well- deserved.