Titans chopped from Sectional by Hatchets

Boys’ soccer falls from tournament with a 2-0 loss



Wrapping up their high school soccer careers in the Sectional finals loss were seniors (left to right) Camden Anslinger, Vann Rose, Luke Appman and Blake Elpers.

Wyatt McEllhiney, Reporter

The Gibson Southern boys’ soccer team took on the Washington Hatchets in the Sectional Championship on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Titans traveled to Washington with an 8-10 record, coming off a 1-0 win over Princeton to advance to the championship. The Hatchets put up two goals on the board while holding the Titans scoreless throughout the game. 

“We knew that it was going to be a tough game, and no matter what it would be close,” senior Luke Appman said. “We have played them in Sectional four years in a row. We have won two years and now lost two, so we knew it was going to be a super competitive game, and we just went out as a team, determined to do our best.”

The Titans wrapped up their season with an overall record of 8-11, graduating four seniors including Appman, Vann Rose, Blake Elpers and Camden Anslinger. 

“I couldn’t have asked for a better game,” Anslinger said. “I know that we lost and that is always upsetting, but I really think everybody on the team knew this was going to be the greatest game we have ever played. I was prepared to play my heart out.” 

Head coach Joshua Higgins said he and the team are looking forward to next season.

“I have a great group of young guys, and I am very excited for the future for them. We will continue to work on our touch on the ball and our finishing, this all comes with practice and experience and we encourage our guys to play as much as they can in the offseason to accomplish this,” Higgins said. “I am excited to see our young guys grow and develop and improve for next season.”

The Titans took on the Princeton Tigers in the semi-final sectional matchup to advance to the championship. The Titans held the Tigers scoreless in the first and second half. The only goal in the game came from sophomore Brayden Reynolds with an assist coming from sophomore Brody Riggs. The final score was 1-0 placing the Titans against the Washington Hatchets.