Boys Win Close First Round Match

Barely edging Judson 4-3, boys soccer started postseason play with a win Mar. 28. The team will play Steele Friday 7 p.m. at Lehnhoff Stadium.

Judson scored first six minutes into the game. But, 22 minutes later, Chris McLeod, 12, scored on a breakaway play.

When the crowd had feared the game to get out of control, Chris McLeod, 12, brought the team back into contention. Photo by Jacob Dukes
When the crowd had feared the game to get out of control, Chris McLeod, 12, brought the team back into contention.
Photo by Jacob Dukes

The team took the lead when Kye Morawietz, 11, made the keeper miss in a two-on-one match-up with seven minutes left in the first half.

“They were asleep for the first thirty minutes,” Coach Damion Simmons said. “Once they woke up, and started playing the game that we always play, we did fine.”

The team entered half time with a 2-1 advantage. Photo by Jacob Dukes
The team entered half time with a 2-1 advantage.
Photo by Jacob Dukes

The second half was controlled mostly by the team, despite two more Judson goals late in the half. Karl Anrin, 12, extended the lead to two, followed by another goal by Judson, then later Chris McLeod would score his second of the day, and a last second desperation goal by the Rockets would close the first round game.

“It’s the first time we scored four goals so it was really nice,” Simmons said. “If we can continue doing that, then we’ll be fine.”

Although he allowed three goals, Jose Bermudez, 11, played great against a strong Judson team. Photo by Jacob Dukes
Although he allowed three goals, Jose Bermudez, 11, played great against a strong Judson team.
Photo by Jacob Dukes
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