The bar was set extremely high in Mike Haberman's first season as head coach of the Vincentian boys soccer team last year. The Royals went unbeaten in 10 section games while only conceding one goal. Matching that, let alone trying to surpass it, would be difficult this year with seven new starters including two freshmen defenders and a new goalie.
Defensively, the team matched the 2013 performance of only conceding one goal in ten section games and as a team they improved on the 9-0-1 record from a year ago by finishing section play a perfect 10-0. Vincentian capped off the perfect Section 2-A season last Thursday by edging Aquinas Academy 1-0. The win gave the Royals the outright section title, the perfect section record and a good argument for a top seed in the WPIAL Class A playoffs.
Vincentian was 15-2 overall entering its regular-season finale against Beaver County Christian on Tuesday. Its only losses came 2-1 to Serra Catholic and 2-1 at Class AAA Pine-Richland.