Soccer Defeats Hun

On Tuesday, November 6, the Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams won 6-1 and 5-1, respectively, against The Hun School of Princeton.

On Tuesday, November 6, the Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams won 6-1 and 5-1, respectively, against The Hun School of Princeton.

In the Boys game, the first goal presented a promising counterattacking opportunity, ending with a cross which Teddy Gutman ’20 finished. Hun drew one goal back, but not long after, Gutman put away an opportunity from a corner to end the half with 2-1 scoreline. The second half yielded even more action, beginning with an impressive recovery save from Liam Flynn ’23 which lead to a counterattack Xavier Lacoste ’20 converted shortly after. From there, the team dominated the match, with the fourth, fifth, and sixth goals coming in quick succession. For the fourth, Marcos Maldacena ’21 slotted home a rebound with a bar-down finish. Co-Captain Will Murray ’21 added the fifth before a Hun defender egregiously fouled Lacoste in the box, earning himself a red card and giving Lawrenceville a penalty, which Lacoste converted for the sixth and final goal.

The girls also played successfully against the Hun team, which brought a high level of intensity to the game. After going back and forth in the first few minutes, the girls regained poise and were able to advance up the field with intricate combinations, going up 4-0 at halftime. Marcia Ojo ’21 scored all four of the first-half goals, including a pair of goals coming within a matter of minutes, blitzing the Hun defense. Sydney Cornell ’20 added a fifth in the second half, although Hun had the last say in the match, pulling one back for a final scoreline of 5-1.

Both teams are pleased to end their seasons with positive, high-scoring performances at the Under the Lights games. For the boys, the win caps off a strong second half of the season, bringing their final record to 6-12-1. And for the girls, the game added another tally to their wins column, bringing the season record 11-7-l. The girls also remained undefeated in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL), winning the MAPL title for the 2019 season.

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