BANGOR – For most soccer teams around Maine, a full regular season schedule poses many challenges en route to the ultimate goal, a championship.
But for Bangor boys soccer, it believes that its toughest opponent can often be one that it sees in games and in practices, itself.
“It’s hard honestly because there are different strengths of teams that we’re playing against and most of the time I encourage kids that we’re playing against ourselves can we get better as a team each and every game,” Bangor head coach Garth Berenyi said.
The Rams have had a few close calls this year, but nonetheless they are right on track to make another run at the Class A state title game. Its next game is against a familiar opponent, one who served Bangor its only loss of 2016 Edward Little.
“These are the games that we live for the high school career all the other games are good ones but the big ones are the ones we get really excited for,” senior forward Garth Berenyi said.
Both teams come into Tuesday night’s tilt undefeated. A match that has crucial playoff seeding implications, Berenyi emphasizes the importance of staying focused for the full 80 minutes.
“Some games are actually determined in like five, ten, fifteen minutes of that game. Other team scores three goals in seven minutes and all of a sudden the other team loses,” Berenyi said.
No matter what the outcome is on Tuesday, the Rams still believe they are once again the team to beat in Class A.
“I have yet to see a team that we think overall is a better team than us. I truly believe that if we play the best we can play on the field than really it’s our game to win,” Berenyi said.