Words: Joey Sedlacko
Photos: Sara Ferrara & Eliza Andrew
The Centennial Boys’ Varsity soccer team faced off against opponent Long Reach High School on Thursday, October 10, defeating the Lightning 4-0 after a strong all-around performance from the Eagles.
Before the game, senior players and their families were recognized for their commitment to the soccer program. Seniors Ryan Zaman, Kyutae Sim, Darian Avery, Zach Grable, Rob Hix, Elliott Keppler, Radwan Mezghanni, Toby Moser, and Kieran Senisi were all honored.
The Eagles’ offense took advantage of scoring opportunities in the first half. Juniors Bryson Baker and Kevin Salazar, as well as sophomore Sammy Molz, each scored a goal to put the Eagles up 3-0 going into halftime.
The defense for Centennial continued their solid play from previous games and held their opponent to zero goals for the third straight match.
A goal by senior Elliott Keppler sealed the victory for Centennial.
“It was a very good team win. We made smart decisions and played calm in the back. We also controlled the midfield well and finished our chances,” said Baker.
With this win, the Eagles are now 5-3. In their next game on October 15, the soccer team will face River Hill High School, the toughest opponent in the county.
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