Payton Sullivan


  This month marked the end of the Bayview Bengals’ soccer season. The Bengals lost in a hard-fought match against Ponaganset Monday afternoon. The score was tied at halftime due to a fantastic goal by senior Simone Miranda. Along with the efforts of the rest of the team, they were able to play to the last minute. Ultimately, the team fell short. With this game, the Bengals ended the season with a record of 6-10-1.

  Even though the season ended early, the Bengals had some season highs. The highlights included their early win in the season against Classical and their huge win against North Smithfield later on. Both of these games were very exciting and well played by both teams.

  The Bayview soccer seniors had an exciting year as well. Simone Miranda, Hailey Osmanski, Ainsley Pattie, Sophia Mutti, Morgan Vales, Emma Greene, and Abby Paré were the Bengals’ outstanding seniors this year. Their leadership on and off the field helped guide the team to its successes and impressive goals and saves. They impacted the team tremendously. One of three senior captains, Hailey Osmanski, shares what she will miss most about Bayview soccer and this team, “I will miss the close relationships the most. Throughout my four years on the team, I have never had an experience where the whole team did not get along. There was no fighting or feeling nervous about going out and playing.” Their coach, Coach Jerry O’Connell, also shares his final thoughts about the season and this year's team, “This year’s soccer team was an amazing group of twenty young women. They played with tenacity and 100% effort in every game. Most of all, the team trained and competed with a strong sense of teamwork and had a lot of fun together. Our seven seniors were incredible leaders and role models. They will be missed. Our returning players will be ready to step up and compete for even more wins next season.”

  Next year should be an exciting year; although, this year’s seniors will be missed both on and off the field!