Golden Bears find redemption in Section IV title

Vestal seniors get their wish

By wbng sports

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT

Section IV's soccer champions were decided this weekend.
Among them: Class A winner Vestal.

The Golden Bears blanked top-seeded Corning, 2-0 Saturday.

There are 14 seniors on this Vestal team, and they've come full circle from a year ago, when they lost in the sectional finals.

They left with a bitter taste in their mouths last year and spent the last few months fighting to get here.

As you'd expect, they are excited about winning and taking on their next challenge.

"Ever since the first day in the summer, we've been hoping to get back out here and play this game," said senior Jon Lesko. "After losing last year it was a real tragedy, so we're just trying to bring it back to Vestal."

"Since the beginning of the year this was our goal, to get to states," said senior goalkeeper Tyler Hinds. "And now we have to keep going."

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