Soccer - MS Blue
|Date:||October 30, 2018|
Five goals. Zero goals. St. Paul’s Blue Soccer defeated McDonogh yesterday on their home turf 5-0. St. Paul’s controlled the game from start to finish and left no doubt as to who deserved the win. The ball spent the majority of the game in the opposing half, as our defenders were nearly infallible and shut down any attacking attempts by McDonogh before they even began.
Ollie North opened the scoring for St. Paul’s with a clinical finish off of Tyler Tucker’s cross. The next three goals for St. Paul’s all came from sixth graders, as the younger players proved their mettle yet again. Nick Karpovich scored his first goal of the season with a beautiful attacking play. He received a pass just outside the opposing eighteen, turned on a dime, and took a defender on. After slipping past the back line with apparent ease, he tucked the ball into the lower right hand corner of the goal. Ryan Nelson, proving once again this season that he has an almost preternatural tendency to be in the right place at the right time, found the back of the net next as he buried a loose ball just outside of the six-yard box. The next goal came from an own goal by a McDonogh defender. Hounded by Dessian Oula and Nick Karpovich, the defender attempted to clear the ball out of his own end-line, and unfortunately put it into the back of his own net. St. Paul’s took this goal for what it was, simple bad luck, and resumed the game with class. The final goal came from Nick Karpovich again, as he hammered the ball into the back of the net from just inside the eighteen. He rattled the back of the woodworks and sent a resounding shock throughout the field. All told, St. Paul’s put forth a great effort yesterday and earned the win.
St. Paul’s record improves to 4-4-3. Blue soccer will face Boys Latin this Thursday at 3:30 on Thompson Field for the final game of the season.
Will St. Paul’s beat Boys Latin for a second time this season and end with a winning record? Will the boys step out onto Thompson field and claim it as their own? Will they know defeat? Will they know victory?
Only time will tell and only you can see.