Boys' Thirds Soccer
vs Westminster School
Score/Result: 2-1 W
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The Taft Boys Thirds soccer team earned a tough and satisfying victory against a determined team clad in gold and black down from Simsbury. Due to certain scheduling necessities, our match was played on the Boys Varsity pitch, a huge, green flat expanse that daunted most every lad who stepped over the touch line into the fray. Both teams played hard and intense yet fruitless soccer for the first half as the score at half-time was nil-nil. The team and I had a nice chat at the half and vowed to gain a goal or two in the second half to put our side in a good position to win.
Fortunately, our lads followed through on their promise and put one past the Westie keeper in the 54th minute. Garrett Guiney put a good throw-in to Jack Healey on the left side. Jack beat his man then took a quick shot with topspin that beat the Westie keeper far post. Then Cole Johnson worked hard to win the ball in the Westie box about ten minutes later. Cole then assisted Josh Molder as he notched Taft's second goal of the day. Westie really put some effort into their play for the final ten minutes of the match and tallied a goal with about five minutes to go but soon the referee's whistle blew three times to signal the end of the match and another Taft win. All of our lads played hard on a very big field and earned this win justly. We received good keeper play from both Will Meeker and Luke Willson and very stiff defense from Phil Holt, Noah Baird, Noah Talhani, Mike Molder, Christian Gonzalez and Tommy MacMullen on the back line. I look forward to our next match this Saturday at home against an always energetic Salisbury team. See you there!