Coach Jalal shares the following update, as the boys team prepares for the league semi-finals today (Tuesday, Oct. 27) vs. Phelps, at Phelps.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -- The boys varsity soccer team put in one of their best performances yesterday in the Tri-County Independent School League quarterfinal game against West-Mont Christian Academy. The life on the field from the players, the coaches, and fans on the sidelines made the game an exciting experience for everyone who was there to participate in it. Our team started the game with a disciplined approach. We let West-Mont play with the ball at the back and pressed at the correct times when it was closer to their goal. We had so many close chances, but West-Mont’s keeper had the game of his life and miraculously stopped nine close shots in the first half alone.
Defensively, we were as solid as we have ever been. We had 15 clearances and 6 headed clearances, we made 15 interceptions, 21 ball recoveries and 5 blocks. While stats never tell you the true story of the game, those numbers tell you everything you need to know about the commitment we showed as a team. There wasn’t a player out there who didn’t do his job with the utmost discipline and concentration.
The game remained scoreless until the 71st minute, when Zach Debow sent a long pass down the left side, which Tyler Veale collected, dribbled past two defenders and fired a low shot past West-Mont’s keeper into the bottom right corner of the cage. This goal was the difference in the game as Avi Ferleger and his defensive squad picked up their fifth shutout of the year. The team now advances to play an away semi-final game at Phelps today starting at 3:30 pm. Congratulations to our team on a wonderful season - come out and cheer us on as we try to extend it! DIRECTIONS HERE