The JV boys soccer team ended their soccer season on Saturday on another frigid day at Millbrook, but this time on the varsity boys field! The boys bravely took to the cold and stepped up to put in another one of their best performances of the year.
Both goalies were missing again for the occasion, and once again Noah Schwartz bravely stepped up to play goalie. The ground may has well been a gym floor, but the usual right middy had no fear in net. Despite some frozen players, 'Brook started very strongly, quickly getting chances. Jacob Domber scored his first goal of the season with a strike of beauty on his left foot that lofted toward the upper right corner. Not long after, Zach Adbeen put one in the back of the net off of a corner kick bouncing in the box. He wanted to score. If there's one thing the players have learned–if you REALLY want to score, you probably will! Bud, Zach, and Marc later in the game were solid at centerback, keeping the team organized. Other notable performances were Jonesy in the center-mid, as well as Jack Hamilton on the wing, Apirith, and Alex Kaye, who deservedly stepped up from thirds and played an incredible game.
'Brook continued to hunt for another goal throughout the second half. They had many chances coming from Nick Rayman, Connor Bressette, Cheese, and Bud Fisher who took some rips from far out. Credit to the Salisbury goalie for making some excellent saves, preventing all of those attempts from finding the back of the net. Salisbury fought back with heart and managed to put a goal in toward the end of the game. Not long after, a rip from far out caught Noah off guard, and the game was tied at 2-2. Millbrook kept their heads up and pushed to get that goal they so well deserved, but their efforts were to no avail. It was a challenging way to end a game that they deserved to win given their efforts and shots on goal, but credit to Salisbury for never giving up.
So marks the end of the Millbrook JV boys soccer season. It has been a pleasure to coach this team, and I'm pleased to say that it was a successful season in many ways. The team made significant progress throughout the season, becoming more organized, communicative, encouraging, and unified as we reached the end. They enjoyed the process, often doing their best in practices and games, and continuing to reach their potential as the season went on. For now, the legends are on to playing other sports, but it won't be long until next fall rolls around! Until next year...