September 7, 2018
Our Varsity Boy's Soccer team took the field yesterday for second time of the season and were faced with the daunting task of taking on McDonough who are the 2017 MIAA A conference champions. Finishing the season with a 20-2 record, the Eagles came to play and made that apparent early on scoring within the first minute of the match. Our Crusaders took note of the tone set by McDonough and began the arduous work of plugging away to try and equalize the contest. Playing under the blanket of heat, both teams offered contribution with play stretching from end line to end line.
Approximately 20 minutes into the game McDonough capitalized on an misstep in the Crusader midfield and stretched the lead to 2-0. After a quick and decisive regrouping of our Crusader team, that would be the last opportunity for the Eagles to get a look at the back of the net. With persistence and continued fight led by senior defenders Brendan Knott and Mason Woodward and supported by junior Jack Wyatt and sophomore Vincent "Zill" Hill the Crusaders defensive unit played out the remaining 60 minutes of the contest without conceding a goal.
After taking on the 2017 Champs and the 2017 runners-up (MSJ) in the first two games of the season, the bar has been set and the Crusaders are focused and building daily to improve upon every contest that is undertaken. This Saturday will prove to be yet another test as the Crusaders travel to Curley to take on the Friars, a perennial powerhouse in the A conference. Kickoff is set for 10am.