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Boys soccer wins PIAA 4A State Championship


Brief by Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief

Photos by Lily Chen and Ben Shapiro, Design Editor and Editor-in-Chief

The Conestoga boys’ soccer team took the 2023 PIAA 4A State Champion title after beating Central Bucks South High School on Friday night.

In the rain, throughout the first half of the game both the Pioneers and the Titans kept a strong defense to keep the score at 0-0. Both teams’ goalies saved several shots throughout the half.

Nearly 5 minutes into the second half of the game, Central Bucks South scored and kept the score at 1-0 until Senior Brady Costin scored for the Pioneers with 18:30 left in the half. The second half ended at 1-1, bringing the boys to overtime.

In the first round of overtime, both teams kept the score at 1-1. The boys then moved into a sudden victory round in which senior Ryan Zellefrow scored the Pioneers’ final goal, ending the game at 2-1.

Check out some photos from the game below!

PIAA 4A Boys soccer State Championship 11/17/23

Lily Chen can be reached at [email protected].

Ben Shapiro can be reached at [email protected].



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Lily Chen
Lily Chen, Co-News Editor
Lily Chen is a sophomore and the Design Editor of The Spoke. She designs graphic spreads, covers community events and 'Stoga sports, and has a passion for photography. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of many clubs at Conestoga, including Speech and Debate and HOSA.
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief
Ben Shapiro is a senior and the Editor-in-Chief of The Spoke. He has previously served as the Copy Editor and News Editor. He covers local government, including the school board, with a focus on education. Outside of the newsroom, he lobbies for the New Voices Movement, which aims to secure First Amendment rights for student journalists in Pennsylvania, and leads Conestoga’s Speech and Debate and Mock Trial clubs.