Boys' Thirds Soccer
vs Hotchkiss School
Score/Result: 1-1 T
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
A very good Hotchkiss Thirds soccer team journeyed down from Lakeville to play our lads following Taft's LWE break and what a good match it was! The lads in white came out charged up and pressed the issue against the Taft defense and earned the first goal of the match at the seven minute mark on a breakaway and low shot past Taft keeper Will Meeker. Fortunately, our boys rose to the occasion and energetically attacked the Hotchkiss goal with Kelvin Xu finally getting one past the Hotchkiss keeper, a ringing shot near post. Both teams had good chances for the rest of the first half but could not notch the go ahead goal. Curiously, the referee blew the whistle for the half as a Hotchkiss corner kick was traveling into the Taft goal area. I have never witnessed such an occurrence in forty years of playing this game.
The second half mirrored the first as both teams pressed offensively seeking the winning goal. Luke Willson in Taft's goal was steadfast and the 'kiss keeper was up to the task, as well. Luke had a few good saves and the ball spent significant time in the Hotchkiss six-yard box without completely crossing the goal line. Alas, the final whistle blew and the score remained one-one. Both teams played hard and look forward to the rematch up in Lakeville to close out our season on 9Nov13. Our next match is this Saturday again at home against an always vigorous Trinity Pawling team. See you there!