Kearney Soccer Season Ends In Injury
Season Ends In
Bishop Kearney High School’s fall season for the soccer Tigers will not be forgotten soon, considering the ending. With only a few games to go before the end of the season, seniors Rosella Abbate and Siobhan McKinney (from Breezy Point) were both hurt in a game against rival Fontbonne Hall. Rosella was hit so hard that when she went down she had to be carried off the field and eventually taken from the field by ambulance. Recently she underwent an operation on her ACL and is now recuperating at home.
Siobhan was hit in the same game and turned her ankle, re-injuring an area she hurt last summer in club play. She subsequently developed pneumonia and couldn’t even join her team in the playoffs. Siobhan was another player who had belonged to the team since freshman year.
Other soccer Tigers stepped in to do that "something extra." The season began very well, with wins in the first three games, but then lost to Fontbonne in the fourth encounter, 3-2. Facing Fontbonne in the above-mentioned game, the team tied 1-1. Following that, Kearney won their next game, but lost to The Mary Louis Academy at their field, 2-1, a team Kearney had defeated before, 3-0. In the semifinals of the playoffs, Kearney’s team once again faced Mary Louis on Kearney’s field. Things did not go well, despite the hard work and "extra mile" playing of the entire team.
During the season, the team scored 37 goals and only 11 goals were scored on them.