Brockton runs by No. 1 New Bedford in boys’ soccer

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Brockton senior Kevin Fortes scored twice and junior goalkeeper Collin Frederick kept No. 1 New Bedford out of the net as the No. 20 host Boxers pulled off the 2-0 upset in boys’ soccer Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s nice but we’re focusing on getting ready for the [MIAA state] tournament,” said Brockton coach Richard Robens. “This is all in preparation for the tournament.”

It was the second loss for the Whalers (12-2-2), who forfeited a tie against Greater New Bedford Oct. 14, said coach John Macaroco, when one of his assistant coaches was thrown out of that game. Brockton would have been the Whalers’ first loss if not for the forfeit.

New Bedford was missing its leading scorer, senior forward Klisman Sousa, who was out Tuesday for disciplinary reasons.

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