Fleetwood senior forward William Maurek

Fleetwood's boys soccer team has only lost once all season.  The Tigers fell at Conrad Weiser 4-3 in overtime on October 2nd.  The two talented squads met for a third time on Thursday night with the BCIAA championship on the line.  Fleetwood senior forward William Maurek pointed out that the Tigers had some extra motivation.  "They were talking a lot before the game and we knew we couldn't talk. We just had to do it on the field," Maurek told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  He gave Fleetwood the lead 13 minutes into the match thanks to a great assist by junior midfielder Owen Bice.  "That cross was amazing and it clipped my head perfectly. It went bottom post and I just had to celebrate. It was a really good goal," said Maurek.  Josh Avila gave the top-seeded Tigers a 2-0 advantage with 15:13 remaining in the first half.  His blast deflected off the hands of Conrad Weiser senior goalkeeper Gavin Wagner.  That would be the final goal of the night at Hamburg.  Sophomore goalie Wylie Loy made eight saves as Fleetwood claimed its 23rd Berks County title and second in the last three years.  The (18-3) Scouts were denied their first county championship since 2007.  Their 13-game winning streak came to an end.  All-County defender Nate Herb missed the previous match against Conrad Weiser due to an injury.  Herb was back in the lineup for the final.  "He's very important. He wins a lot of head balls. He communicates well," noted Maurek.  The (19-1) Tigers outscored their three postseason opponents 11-2.  Maurek, a former goalkeeper, is thrilled to be a part of this program.  "Ever since I was born, I looked up to Fleetwood. I absolutely love Fleetwood. Soccer is the best sport on the planet Earth," he replied.  Maurek gave credit to Keith Schlegel and his brother, Kyle.  Keith has been the Tigers' head coach since 2006 and Kyle is his assistant.  Fleetwood will enter the District 3-2A playoffs as the #1 seed.  "We want another trophy for sure," said Maurek.


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