The Lebanon boys’ soccer team was like a nearly-completed jigsaw – there was one piece missing from the puzzle. That piece was a backbone, and apparently Seth Testerman had ‘the spine’ for the job.
Since Testerman has taken over as their goalkeeper, the Cedars have come together nicely. So much so that Lebanon High is now on the brink of history.
This week, Testerman, a former field player, logged a couple more whitewashings, extending his shutout streak to over 240 minutes of action, and Lebanon’s win streak to five matches.
On Tuesday in New Holland, Testerman backstopped the Cedars to a 1-0 triumph over Garden Spot. Then on Thursday afternoon at home, Testerman was at it again, leading the Cedars to a key 1-0 victory over Ephrata.
Not unlike his athletic teammates, Testerman was performing quite nicely as a position player. But when head coach Todd Gingrich approached him about a need as Lebanon’s last line of defense, Testerman took the job and ran with it.
Now, with Testerman in the net, the Cedars are knocking on the door of history. With a strong finish to the season, Lebanon is poised to make its first-ever trip to the postseason.
– Jeff Falk