Soccer - Boys MS vs Eaglebrook School - Away - Kingswood Oxford

Soccer – Boys MS vs Eaglebrook School – Away

MS Boys Soccer

On Saturday, Sept. 22nd the Boys Middle School A Soccer team traveled to Deerfield, Mass. for a match against Eaglebrook.

Every year this game is competitive, and this year proved no different. The two squads were evenly matched, and the end result was a hard earned 2-2 tie as both teams had an equal number of scoring opportunities and control of the play. The first half saw KO control the play early, which lead to some decent scoring chances. The midfield was led by Ignacio Feged (β€˜23) and Ethan Leshem (β€˜23), and in the back Cole Banning (β€˜24) and Cooper Schumacher (β€˜23) anchored KO’s defense. Newcomer Alex Levin (β€˜24), playing in the back, was also impressive. Even though the position is new to him, he played with confidence. The best scoring chances, however, belonged to Eaglebrook but KO’s goalkeeper, Will Jacobs (β€˜23) made a couple of terrific saves, one of which was especially impressive as the ball looked like it was destined for the back of the net and he stretched out, airborne to push the ball wide. The half ended with a 0-0 score. In the second half, KO got on the board first as Christian Rivera (β€˜23) fed a perfect ball across the box to Adam Cloud, Jr. (β€˜23) who showed good composure to control the pass and push it over the goal line for a 1-0 KO lead. Eaglebrook responded with a fine goal that our keeper had no chance at, which knotted the game at 1-1. KO reclaimed the lead as Upper Prepper Patrick O’Shaugnessy (β€˜25) wove his way through the Eaglebrook defense and was tripped in the box to earn a PK for KO. Ignacio Feged calmly struck a fine kick to put KO in the lead 2-1. We held that lead until the final minute, in part due to yet another great save by Will Jacobs. However, a well delivered corner kick in the final minute led to the equalizer for Eaglebrook, and the match finished in a 2-2 tie. Because their tying goal was so late in the game, it felt a bit like a loss but the reality is that it was a hard earned tie, and a fair result based on the play of both teams. Of note, KO got key contributions from newcomer Nico Bradley (β€˜25) and returner Jacob Joseph (β€˜23) in the midfield, along with great effort other players new to the team, including Aayan Mapara (β€˜25), Cole Ellis (β€˜23), Finn Boyd (β€˜24) and Arav Kumar (β€˜23). The boys played really hard, showed great sportsmanship, and they should feel good about their effort and play.

KO: 2 – Eaglebrook School: 2
Location: Playing Fields – Center Field

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Tie- KO: 2 - Eaglebrook School: 2

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