RICHFORDâ€“To end the season, the UCA boys pulled out all the stops for their game against Richford.
â€śI can honestly say that each and every one of them played the best game of the season,â€ť said Coach DeLaBruere
With Dale Martell out due to a Concussion from their game in Canaan on Tuesday, the Crusaders went to Richford with an 11 man roster.
Chris DeLaBruere once again had a stand out performance in the net including a few saves that would make any highlight reel.
The boys went into half with a 1-0 lead on a beautiful unassisted goal by Ji Kim and a total of 25 shots on net the first half for the Crusaders.
2nd half action began with another goal by Ji Kim to bring the score to 2-0. Unfortunately for UCA, Richford countered with 2 goals in rapid succession to tie the game at 2-2. The two teams battled it out for 24 minutes tied up.
â€śEach of my players gave everything they had and more on the field today, I've never seen a group of guys want the win more than they did,â€ť said the coach. Much to the dismay of the Crusaders, Richford came up with the win with a last minute goal to go up 3-2.
Says DeLaBruere, â€śThough the scoreboard didn't reflect it, this game was a win in my book....and a sneak peak of what is to come next year.â€ť
The team will not be heading to the play-offs this season and will say good bye to their two departing seniors, Isaac LaFoe and Edward Wang.