TC Boys’ Soccer Falls to Langley

TC Boys’ Soccer Falls to Langley

The defending state champion T.C. Williams boys’ soccer team ended its 2015 season with a 4-0 loss to Langley in the opening round of the 6A North region tournament on May 27.

The Titans finished the season with an 11-4-2 record. T.C. Williams entered the regional tournament as the No. 4 seed from Conference 7 after falling to Woodson 2-1 in the conference tournament semifinals on May 19.

Langley was the Conference 6 champion.

T.C. Williams head coach Martin Nickley praised the Titans for how they handled the pressure of being the defending state champion.

“They did an unbelievable job of representing our school with that,” Nickley said. “That’s tough to come out every single night with that on your back, that people want to play their best against a state champion.”

T.C. Williams will lose several key players to graduation, including captains Ramsey Benzina and Patrick Kelly.

“It’s been a good four years,” Benzina said. “I’ve been part of a legendary program here, so I’m really proud of it.”

T.C. Williams won Conference 7, 6A North region and 6A state championships in 2014.