Tag: Boys Soccer

Varsity Boys’ Soccer Loses to Mount Hebron 2-0

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, October 12, the Centennial Varsity Boys Soccer team lost their fourth game of the season to their rival Mount Hebron High School.

The Mount Hebron defense limited the Eagles’ attack to few scoring opportunities throughout the game to secure their 2-0 victory.

Mount Hebron scored the first goal seven minutes into the first half. The Eagles failed to clear the ball after a cross by Mount Hebron was sent in near the front of the goal, and a Mount Hebron player tapped the ball in to put the Vikings up 1-0.

Despite giving up the early goal, Centennial settled into the game and kept their composure.

Throughout the rest of the first half, the Eagles went on the attack and applied pressure on the Mount Hebron defense. Two shots went just wide of the post for Centennial, and a header off of a free kick nearly went in, but the Mount Hebron goalie was able to save the ball.

The Eagles went into halftime trailing 1-0.

In the second half, both teams struggled to find their rhythm offensively, and did not have many scoring chances.

However, with 15 minutes remaining in the game, a Centennial defender committed a foul in the penalty box, granting Mount Hebron a penalty kick. Mount Hebron was able to capitalize on Centennial’s defensive error by scoring the penalty kick and going up 2-0.

The Eagles’ efforts to accomplish a comeback fell short as the Mount Hebron defense was able to hold onto their team’s lead and win the game.

The Varsity Boys Soccer team will be taking on Oakland Mills High School at home in their next game of the season on October 16 at 5:30pm.

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Centennial Boys Soccer Emerge As Regional Champions

Words: Parker Subasic

Photos: Sydney Beck

On November 7, our Centennial Eagles drove two and a half hours in the pouring rain to take on James M. Bennett High School in the 3A regional championship boys soccer game. Both teams came out blazing with aggressive defense and intense shots being taken.

JM Bennett scored with five minutes left in the first half, shortly after Centennial junior Hamzah Elhabashy scored with an assist from senior Nick Haskins making the score 1-1 at the end of the first half. Starting out the 2nd half, James M. Bennett quickly scored on the Eagle defense, but the high-powered Centennial offense quickly answered back with a goal from Haskins.

Toward the end of the second half, junior Matt Merkey scored making it 3-2 Eagles. Referees made a huge call to give James M. Bennett a penalty kick, which they took advantage of and tied the score 3-3. This sent the game into overtime, where neither team scored. This brought the game into double overtime.

Elhabashy drilled a dagger of a goal into the upper left corner of the goal to seal his second goal for the night as well as a win for the Eagles.

“I felt a huge adrenaline rush right after I scored, when I saw the ball hit the net I was going insane.” said Elhabashy.

The last time Centennial boys soccer won a regional championship was 21 years ago in 1996. Our Eagles will be playing for the semi-state title on Saturday, November 11 at Linganore High School.

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Centennial Boys Win Against Hebron To Advance To Regionals

Words and photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, November 3rd, the Centennial varsity boys soccer team faced their biggest rival, Mount Hebron, in the playoffs to continue on regionals. Students from both schools came out to support their teams in the game, Hebron wore all black, while Centennial sported all white.

At the start of the game, both teams came out strong and determined to win. Centennial had the upper hand on the ball at the start, with possession staying on the offensive side for much of the first half at the game.

Unlike in the second half, Hebron had the upper hand this half, with Centennial’s defense pushing back as best as they could. However, the game ended in a 0-0 tie, putting the game into a 10 minute overtime.

During the extended play, the score stayed at 0-0 which lead into double overtime. Five minutes of sudden death play, where one goal would win the entire game. Both stands emptied out, as all of the students lined up behind the fence cutting off the field from the stands hoping to rush out to congratulate their team on their victory. The minutes of the second overtime had passed with the crowd getting louder, as they only got more anxious for their team to score. But once again, at the end of the five minutes, the score remained 0-0.

After two regulation overtimes came penalty kicks, the game was in the hands of the two goalies, and the 10 chosen kickers. Both teams made their first goals, Centennial’s being made by junior Matt Merkey, which made the score 1-1.

Centennial answered back with senior Cristian Garcia and junior Hamzah Elhabashy scoring two more goals. Centennial’s goalie, junior Jon Bossom saved Hebron’s attempted shots.

As the seconds wound down, senior Michael Pellegrini lined up at goal to kick, and as the whistle blew the ball landed in the back of the net. As Centennial students flooded the field out of excitement, the game ended in a 4-1 win.

Boys soccer now prepares for their next game against James M. Bennett High School, on Tuesday, November 7, at 5 for the regionals play-off game.
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Boys’ Soccer Wins Senior Night Game

Words: Kieran Senisi

On Wednesday October 19,  the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team faced off against the Glenelg Gladiators at home for their Senior Night.The team and came out on top with a win after an exciting game.

The Eagles pulled off an impressive victory, defeating the Gladiators 4-2.

As the night kicked off, seniors Shawn Atmar, Skippy Bicknell, Justin Breedlove, Paul Drutch, Amr Narmouq, Ammar Narmouq, Ryan Maher, and Noah Taylor walked out with their families before the game.

All the seniors came out in high spirits to help defeat the Gladiators.

The Eagles will play at Reservoir on Friday, October 21, for the last game of the season.


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Boys’ Soccer Falls to Hebron

Words: Zach Grossman

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer team lost 3-1 to rival Mount Hebron at home.

Mount Hebron scored the first and only goal of the first half. Even though the Eagles were in a hole, they did not lose hope or intensity. Junior Nick Haskins dug the Eagles out when he had a follow up shot in which resulted in a goal. With both teams going back and forth fighting for victory, the Vikings ended up scoring shortly after the Eagles goal.

Mount Hebron unfortunately scored once more to seal the win. The Eagles’ next game is on October 6, 2016 at 5:30 at Wilde Lake High School.

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Marriotts Ridge In Double Overtime

Words: Zach Grossman

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer team had a thrilling 1-0 win over Marriotts Ridge High School in the second overtime.

The Eagles and Mustangs went back and forth the whole game and were evenly matched. After full regulation time was over, the game still tied.

In the first overtime, both teams still did not score so the game went to the second overtime. Within about two minutes of the second overtime, the Eagles had a great transition play and junior Nick Haskins had a powerful shot inside of the box which resulted in the game winning goal.

The Centennial Eagles Boys’ Varsity Soccer team’s next game is on Friday, September 30, at Hammond High School at 7:00 PM.

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Long Reach

Words: Zach Grossman

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Centennial High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer team defeated Long Reach 3-1.

Sophomores Nick Good, Nick Haskins, and senior Ammar Narmouq all scored for the Eagles. Good scored the first goal in the first few minutes of the game, however, Long Reach responded with lightning speed and tied the game 1-1. After the Eagles relaxed and began to play their game, the team took back control. Haskins had a striking goal off of a counterattack and Narmouq buried a perfect free kick from well beyond the eighteen. Junior goalkeeper Rohit Vepa also had eight game stops throughout the game.

The Eagles next game is at Howard High School on Friday, September 16, at 7:00pm.

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Boys’ Soccer Falls to Atholton in Regional Final

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Tuesday, November 10, the Centennial Boys’ Soccer team took on Atholton in the Regional Final game.

At the beginning of the game, the Raiders came out hard and fast, and were able to put two goals on the scoreboard in the first 15 minutes. The Eagles had many opportunities, but were not able to finish throughout the game.

At the end of the first half the Eagles were down 0-2.

Entering into the second half, the Centennial defense cleared many of Atholton’s attempts to score. Senior Michael Merkey and junior Ammar Narmouq generated many chances for Centennial to score, but the shots went wide. Atholton scored the third and final goal of the game in the last ten minutes. The Eagles lost 0-3.

Though their playoff run may be done, the Eagles had a successful 8-3 season.


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Boys’ Soccer Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Hunter Hall

Boys’ Soccer faced Reservoir for their 2015 Senior Night on Friday, October 23. The team honored nine seniors: Shazabe Akhtar, Tom Brown, EJ Fowler, Josh Kim, Savya Konkalmatt, Ian McQuaid, Michael Merkey, Bobby Nasafi, and Phillip Vea. Along with the players, the team’s two managers, Samantha Courtemanche and Peyton Conley were also honored for their dedication to the team.

Centennial dominated the game, and the offense created many goal scoring opportunities. The Eagles were awarded many free kicks which put pressure on the Gator defense.

The Eagles quickly got a goal scored by junior Ammar Narmouq followed by a goal from sophomore Nick Haskins.

Fowler also kept the ball out of the goal, saving the few shots Reservoir generated. The Eagles ended the half with a 2-0 lead.

The lead quickly extended in the second half when Konkalmatt took a shot from the outside, and Merkey was able to finish on the rebound. The Eagles showed incredible speed and passing abilities throughout the entire field. Though they tried, the Gator forwards could not beat the solid Eagle defense.

Merkey scored another goal with 12 minutes left in the game. The final score was 4-0.

The Eagles finished third in the county with a 8-3 record. The Boys’ Soccer team will continue their season into the playoffs.

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Boys’ Soccer Passes Through First Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

On Friday, October 24th, the Centennial soccer team took on Long Reach in a playoff showdown.

The Eagles got on the board first when senior Tommy Wang scored on a free kick about 10 minutes into the game.

After the Eagles took the lead, they did not look back. Seniors Kevin Wilson and Andrew Flick were defensive leaders, allowing Long Reach minimal opportunities to tie the game.

On the offensive end, senior Alex Johnson and junior Michael Merkey lead the offensive charge, holding the ball for longer periods of time as to limit the chances for Long Reach to score.

The Eagles held on for a 1-0 win and are going to advance to the next round. They will play at City College of Baltimore on Tuesday. Stay tuned to chswingspan.com to follow the Eagles throughout the playoffs.