Friday, October 9, 2020

Senior Boys Start the Season Strong

Will Eardley is the team's new goalie
After three games, the Senior Boys soccer team are sitting with a record of 2-1. The boys came out strong in the first two games of the season gathering two wins, but fell short in the third game.

In the first game of the year the boys were looking good as they defeated NSER to a score of 7-0. Only having one practice, the boys were not to sure how they would manage, but that uncertainity quickly changed as the whistle blew. The boys were dominant. Scoring for the Eagles were: Preston Gillespie with 3, Kyle Malliet with 2, and singles from Keaton Walls and River Stewart.

The second game of the year was much similar to the first. The boys again dominated, but this time it was against ERBSA. The following game was held only after two practices. Again, the boys did not know how they would hold up even though last year they beat them all year. The boys came on top with a score of 5-0. Scoring for the Eagles were Preston Gillespie with 3, singles from Hudson Underhill and Caiden Duffy.

The third game is when the Eagles fell short to Stanley. The boys first away game was a loss. They battled hard, but did not succeed as Stanley won 5-2. Scoring for the Eagles was Preston Gillespie and Caleb Gillespie with a penalty kick. It was a hard loss, but the boys plan to get them next time at home.

Will Eardley, a new student who was moved from Manitoba to New Brunswick has stepped in between the pipes this year as Jacob Mercer graduated and hung up the cleats last year. The boys were worried about not having a goalie this year for soccer when Will stepped up and said he would do the job. To start the season he had back to back shutouts, and made some great saves.

By Keaton Walls