By David Gao ‘22
Friday, September 24, was a tough night for the Lawrenceville boys’ varsity soccer team, which was shut out 3-0 in an “under the lights” home match against Germantown Academy. Both teams showed high intensity and fierce action throughout the game. Possession of the ball went back and forth, with huge defensive stops made by Lawrenceville players all across the field. The Big Red offense continued to show grit and a determination to fight, which led to a number of promising drives down the field.
A strong presence both up front and in the back, Manoc Joa-Griffith ‘22 showed considerable skill in weaving past defenders. His three shots on goal were tops for Lawrenceville. Alongside him were Peter Sackey ‘22 and Rayce Welbourne ‘24, who threatened to put Lawrenceville on the scoreboard during various offensive drives. A notable player throughout the game was center Kevin Chiang ‘23, who successfully challenged for possession of the ball several times, showing both physicality and agility. Working the sides of the field were both Jack Saad ‘22 and Matthew Kutam ‘22, displaying their ability to control and maneuver the ball with little room to work with.
Acting as the glue that held the team together, goalkeeper Liam Flynn ‘23 played a crucial role throughout the game. One of the evening’s highlights was his save on a penalty kick with only 3:49 left to go in the game.
Next up for the boys is a home match against Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on September 28 at 4 p.m.
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