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BVT Soccer Reloads with High Ambitions

The gap seems to be widening between Blackstone Valley Tech's boys soccer team and the rest of the Colonial Athletic League, and head coach Jim Bird would like to see that trend continue this fall.
"We were undefeated in the league last season, which is something we had not done in a long time," he said. "I'd like to see us pull that off again this year and also beat some of the good non-league teams on our schedule."
The Beavers posted a perfect 12-0 mark in the CAL last year and finished 16-4-1 overall. They lost to Greater New Bedford in the finals of the state vocational tournament and fell to Tyngsboro in the district tournament. BVT graduated a number of starters, including Matt Penders, who led the league in scoring with 17 goals and 10 assists and Eddie Floyd, who added six goals and four helpers.
Junior Charlie Brodeur, who finished 2012 with seven goals and 11 assists, is back to lead the way offensively this year. Fellow junior Bryce Demers will take over in goal for Kurt Patterson, who started in net for Valley Tech for the past four seasons.
"Those are two guys we will be counting on this year," said Bird of Brodeur and Demers. "I am hoping Charlie could lead the league in scoring this year and we will count on Bryce in net as we are trying something new for the first time in four years."
Demers should get a lot of help from seniors Phil Burch and Breno Gomes, who are both all-star caliber defensemen. "I have not named captains yet, but I think Phil and Breno are going to be leaders for us on the field," said Bird.
In addition to Burch and Gomes, another strength of this year's team figures to be the depth. Bird has talented junior and sophomore classes and a lot of competition for starting spots.
"I am not sure who is going to be playing where because we have so much depth in the forwards and halfbacks," said Bird. "As strong as our defense is, we might be able to run a pro-style formation with four forwards and four halfbacks, which no other team is doing. I am not sure whether we are good enough to do that just yet, but these are all good problems to have."
Bird describes the current crop of juniors and sophomores as being the strongest JV team the program has seen and believes the varsity squad will continue to get stronger over the next few years. He feels his team can grow by earning more victories outside of the CAL.
"We want to win the league again, but also beat some of the teams that will really test us for the post-season," he said. "Our ultimate goal is to win a championship and the best way to be ready for tournament play is to compete with the same caliber of teams you will see in the playoffs."
Valley Tech opens up today at home against Tri-County. The first non-league test is Monday against Blackstone-Millville.




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