PM’s Soccer Season ends Dramatically

By Matt Hatch –

The Penn Manor soccer team fell short in districts again.

The boys soccer team has never made it to districts, and on Monday the Comets got denied again.  They were shutout by Garden Spot 1-0 who had a late goal to stun Penn Manor.

“This game could be the final game ever for the seniors,” said Steve McCabe after the game, with tears in his eyes.

It was an emotional night for the seniors because they won’t ever play for Penn Manor again, or possibly play another school game for the rest of their lives.

“It sucks,” said Austin Rowley, a senior and three-year varsity player.

The Comets offense didn’t seem to show up, and they didn’t have many opportunities to score.

The Comets came into the game expecting a win against Garden Spot, because they were the higher seed.

The game went back and forth until finally the Spartans capitalized on a goal in the final five minutes of the game.

Penn Manor didn’t have an answer and as the time ran out, they fell to the ground in shock.

The players hugged coach McCabe after the game was over.

“Walk across the field, with your heads held high,” said McCabe, “You guys turned this program around.”

Even though they were eliminated, they still had a great season with a record of 9-5-1.

“I’m really really proud,” said McCabe after the game.

With another early ending to a winning season the Comets can only wait until next season for their chance to make districts.