Boys Soccer Comes up Short in Playoff Game

Jonathan Brake , Staff Writer

Boys varsity soccer (9a��2a��1) was defeated by the Col. Zadok A. Magruder Colonels (10a��5a��2) at home Monday, Oct. 30 with a score of 3a��2.

Even though the Rams went into the playoffs as the second seed in the county and defeated the Colonels when they met during the regular season, the Colonels offense took advantage of the Rams’ defensive mistakes.

Sophomore striker Felix Rivera and senior captain center back Stephen Orsini each had a goal in the second half. However, it was not enough to take over the Colonel’s three goals that were also scored in the second half.

Although senior attacking middie Bryce Orsini only played 10 minutes due to his ankle injury, he made the most of it by assisting Rivera for a goal from the corner flag.

Senior attacking center middie Ronald Martinez also played for a short period of time before re-injuring his forearm.

“For the most part the boys played well, a few defensive mistakes cost us the game in the end but that happens,” junior center defensive middie Colin Carroll said. “After every goal they scored, we came back and fought even harder to get that tying goal. But there wasn’t enough time to get another.”

It was not a total loss since many Rams fans from the student section got the opportunity to dress up in costume and show off their school spirit.

“It was quite the game, we cheered them on every step of the way in costumes for Halloween which brought our spirit up. The boys played their hearts out which was an honor to watch. I’m so proud of all them despite the score,” senior Claire Lyhus said.

Boys varsity soccer had the best record out of all 2017 fall sports, but with 12 seniors graduating, it is unclear how the young team will perform next year.