Broadneck’s soccer season came to an end on November 10 when Whitman High School outlasted the Bruin boys on penalties, 0-0 (4-3) in the 4A state semifinals at Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro.
Coach Sean Tettemer, who led the Bruins into the state tournament for the first time since 2009, spoke proudly of the Bruins’ performance in the semifinal loss as well as the entire season, which included a regular-season county championship, postseason county championship and 4A East region title.
“Absolutely they have a lot to be proud of,” said Tettemer. “They were outstanding tonight. You always hope you play your best game at the end of the season, and I think without question we were able to do that tonight. We played an outstanding Whitman team. We knew that going in. We knew how good they were. We were able to do some things and mount some types of attacks and still defend them well. I’m just so proud of their effort. They followed our game plan to a T. They left it all out on the field tonight, and that’s all you can ask for as a coach. …This is something to be very proud of. We can remember all those accomplishments [from the season]. This is a very competitive group, and I’ve never had to worry about the moment being too big for them, and that showed—they were really fantastic.”