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Middle School Soccer Keeps Up the Good Work

The Middle School soccer team had two exciting games this week. We faced Quantico on Monday and came away with a 4-2 victory. The boys started off with an energetic first half. Sidique Thomas-Sualley ‘21 had three assists in the half. Nnamdi Odom ‘23, JJ Banek-Gabele ‘21 and newcomer Netheneel Loolo ’23 all scored in the first half. The boys were moving as a unit and playing great team defense. 

The second half was a good opportunity for the younger players to get some time on the field. We held our defense in place and were able to finish another goal. Thomas-Sualley had his fourth assist of the match. This time, he played a beautiful through ball to Joe Evertson ‘22, who promptly finished the ball into the back of the net. Our goalkeepers, Luke Habiby ‘22, Devlin Montgomery ‘21 and Minjoon Kim ’22 have all done a great job managing the net for us this season.

Yesterday, we faced Rappahannock Middle School. We had a slow start to this contest. Our boys played well and made some minor mistakes that ended up costing us goals in the long run. However, we regrouped after being down 2-0 at the half. 

We were able to come out for the second half fired up. Odom struck a ball in the back of the next 2 minutes into the second half. Five minutes later Habiby struck a rocket of a shot to hit the target from 35 yards away. Joseph Flowers ’21 and Kaelen Starrs ‘21 played stellar defense. 

We tied the game and kept it that way until Rappahannock won a free kick and struck it into the net from 30 yards away. This was a remarkable comeback effort from our team. I am extremely proud of their hard work. We will face Rappahannock again next Thursday for the playoffs. The game is on Oct. 13, at 4:30pm, at Rappahannock High School.

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