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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