Clenching the Trophy

By Michael Ballin

               Last Monday marks the end of the boy’s varsity soccer season. With one of the best records they have ever had, it was a surprise to find out on Sunday that we hadn’t made NEPSAC. The boys easily blew out Brimmer and May and went to the finals feeling confident. To the surprise of most, Waring was down by one at the half. The Newman offence had scored a crummy goal to take the lead. Head coach Jack Lindsey regrouped the home team at the half. Lindsey laid down a truly inspiring speech bring up teamwork and solid defense, two things we had struggled with all year. As the whistle blew for the second half many spectators were unsure who would clench the title. Within the fist ten seconds of the second half with the help of Kyle Patrick, NEPSAC MVP Aidan Wood beat the defense and scored on Newman’s keeper, Waring was back in the game. Waring mainly controlled the game even though Newman had many chances, Hunton Russell played like a brick wall in net. Freshman Conrad Ellis scored with under ten minutes left in the final, putting Waring in the lead 2-1.  The boy’s team went on to win the final clenching the trophy for coach Lindsey’s second year in a row. The team went onto practicing in preparation for NEPSAC, a tournament where the team’s talent would be put to the test. Sadly on the 15th it was discovered that the MBIL league winners hadn’t made the post-season tournament, the season was over.

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