The Black River High School boys' soccer team recently finished up their regular season on a high note as they enter the Division IV state tournament.
On senior day in Ludlow against Twin Valley, the Presidents fell behind 1-0 in the first half on a penalty kick, before senior captain Kippie Turco tied the match three minutes into the second half on a bullet that found the upper corner just inside the post.
The rest of the half went back-and-fourth, with Victor Cuccullo, Justin Cuccullo and James Greenwood all doing a great job defensively to keep the match close.\\
After the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead halfway through the second half, Turco scored his second goal to tie it up on a penalty kick inside the box.
Noah Schmidt and Jake Covell had chances to win it in overtime, however the match would end in a tie.
Six Black River seniors were honored before the match including tri-captains Turco, Chris Kowalski and James Greenwood, as well as Josh Bickford, Benjamin Farrow and James Goraj.
In the follow up and last match of the regular season at Windsor, the Presidents got first half unassisted goals from Mathais Philipsen and Turco, before Windsor came back with two goals of their own to tie it up.
Then with 16 minutes left in regulation, Jake Covell ended it to give Black River the win.
Presidents' senior goal keeper Chris Kowalski stopped four shots in the win, as Black River enters the tournament with an impressive 10-3-1 record.