After a grueling match against East Lansing that ended in a draw, the Comets still had the opportunity to win the CAAC Blue Championship against Holt. The league title was the first CAAC Blue Championship ever for the Comet boys soccer team.
Early in the game, it appeared that the Comets offensive was going to carry the day. Only 90 seconds into the game, Nick Myszak (’17) smashed home an unstoppable shot into the upper left corner of the goal. In the 12th minute, Erik Seelman (’17) smashed home a free kick from 22 yards out to double the lead.
The Rams, however, would not make the game easy for the Comets. Midway through the half, Holt was able to cut the lead in half off a set piece. With a free kick from the side of the penalty box, they smashed a ball that was redirected past Blaine Teahan (’17). This was the first goal the Comets have given up in league play this year. Just before halftime, the Rams would tie the game on a penalty kick.
The second half was fairly sloppy as the rain continued to fall and made the field slick. The Holt forward was able to get behind the Comets’ defense, but Blaine made an incredible save on the breakaway to keep the game tied at 2-2.
Halfway through the second half, the Comets got a timely goal from centerback Brendan Garfield (’17). A corner kick bounced around in front of goal before Brendan was able to force it into the net. It was Brendan’s first career goal.
The Comets worked hard across the field for the rest of the game and sealed the victory 3-2. Combined with East Lansing’s loss to Okemos, it gave the Comets the outright CAAC Blue Championship.
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