Bartlett Yancey soccer closed out the season last week, shutting out conference foe Cummings on the road on Monday before losing to conference leader Seaforth at home in another shutout on Wednesday.
The Bucs finished the season 5-15 overall and 2-8 in the Mid Carolina 1A/2A Conference.
Before the Seaforth game, the team recognized it’s four seniors – Samantha Garcia, Cheyenne Collins, Jessie Williams and Tayana Bradsher – as well as popular athletics trainer Lloyd Hunt, a BY alum who is leaving after five years on the job.
The team’s coaches chose to emphasize the positives as they gathered for the final time following the Seaforth game.
“You won five games this year,” coach Lynn Massey told them. “You’re growing in your mind and your body. Every one of you has increased in skills and character. I appreciate every one of you.”
Christian Rengifo Daza, the team’s assistant coach, encouraged them to think of themselves as part of a team, a family.
“I’m proud of you all,” he said.
Last Monday they blanked Cummings (0-11-1, 0-10-1) 5-0 on the road. In the mid week season finale at home against Seaforth (15-5-1, 10-0) the Bucs lost 8-0.