Hive Is Buzzing

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 10, 2007 at 12:08 AM EDT

THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS AT BCC IS QUITE SIMPLE. SCORE 85 GOALS IN 14 GAMES AND GIVE UP ONLY SIX THE ENTIRE SEASON. PUT THE TWO TOGETHER AND YOU'VE GOT THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN AMERICA RIDING AN 11-MATCH WINNING STREAK.
Head coach Bill Rich says, "We have several players that can score goals. A lot of the teams in the league that are good teams have one player, maybe two that can score goals."
DESPITE THE GAUDY STATS, THE HORNETS SAY THE NUMBER ONE RANKING ISN'T A BIG TOPIC OF CONVERSATION.
"I don't think it matters for any of us really," says senior MacKenzie Hartman. "I mean, none of us are used to being on a winning team so it's kind of like, we just go out and play for fun."
Nicole Mosher says, "We don't really focus on that every day. We just kind of come here and do what we do best, play soccer and get the work done."
BCC'S BEEN GETTING IT DONE WITH ITS DEEPEST AND MOST TALENTED ROSTER IN THE PAST DECADE. AND WHAT'S EVEN SWEETER IS JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE PLAYERS CALL THE BINGHAMTON-AREA HOME.
"The soccer in this area is always improving. There's a couple local premier clubs that really work well with the kids and that helps us a lot, but there is a lot of talent in the area and we like to take advantage of it when we can."
"It's kind of like the best from every school kind of came together and we all just mesh really well."
LAST SEASON THE HORNETS WERE 14 AND 1 WHEN THEY WERE UPSET IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS. 12 PLAYERS RETURNED AND THE AIM ALL SEASON HAS BEEN TO ERASE THE BITTER TASTE FROM LAST YEAR.
Senior Erika Puffer says, "Winning a National Championship would be the ending to this story. We've worked hard and we know what we wanted and just to win a National Championship would just be the icing on the cake."
AND THEY'LL CONTINUE TO GO FOR IT AS THEY HAVE ALL SEASON... AS A TEAM. IN THE TOWN OF DICKINSON, JUSTIN HOROWITZ, ACTION SPORTS.

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