Photos and Words: Meghan Moore
On Monday, October 16, the Centennial allied soccer team made the journey to Columbia to face off against the Oakland Mills Scorpions for their final regular season match.
Both teams had a strong offense, but the ball primarily stayed in Centennial’s possession. The offense was led by the sister power duo Julia and Evie Howser-Doty. Each of them putting up one of the Eagle’s two goals during the game. Senior Matthew Na also had an impressive game, assisting J. Howser-Doty with her goal.
Our Eagle’s defense was as strong as ever, with senior goalie Mike McCarthy shutting down all but one of Scorpions’ goals the whole game. McCarthy had help from his fierce line of defense: junior Ian Winters and senior Dominic Roybal. Seniors Johnathon Hanks and Yousef Tuni also played a great defensive game, deflecting and intercepting several of the Scorpions’ attempts to take the ball downfield.
The two teams both gave a valiant effort, and Centennial fought hard for their victory. As the whistle blew at the end of the fourth quarter, the Eagles walked off with the final score being 2-1 Centennial.
While allied soccer’s regular season has come to an end, all Howard County allied soccer teams will be traveling to Howard High School on Wednesday, October 18 for the annual Pumpkin Bowl at 3 PM.
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