Varsity Boys’ Soccer

Cheshire Academy plays in a highly competitive New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class B Division to prepare student-athletes for collegiate soccer. The schedule features some of the top prep teams in New England, including Taft, Pomfret and South Kent. The Cats produced several all-league players and student-athletes have gone on to play at St. John’s, Marist, WPI and well-known colleges in recent years.

Home games are played at Simosa Field. There is also a junior varsity team to develop players through fundamental skills and fitness.

November 6

vs millbrook school

02:15 pm

home

CA Simosa Field

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November 4

vs taft school

05:30 pm

home

CA Simosa Field

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November 2

vs pomfret school

03:30 pm

away

Pomfret School

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October 30

vs st. luke’s school

03:30 pm

away

St. Luke's School

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October 26

vs wooster school

11:00 am

home

Wooster School

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October 23

vs hopkins school

02:30 pm

home

CA Simosa Field

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October 19

vs wilbraham and monson academy

11:00 am

home

CA Simosa Field

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October 16

vs williston northhampton school

04:00 pm

away

Williston Northampton School

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October 9

vs canterbury school

03:00 pm

away

Canterbury School

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October 7

vs marianapolis prep

03:30 pm

away

Marianapolis Prep

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October 4

vs st thomas more school

03:15 pm

away

St. Thomas More School

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October 2

vs brunswick school

05:00 pm

away

Brunswick School

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September 27

vs rye country say school

06:30 pm

home

CA Simosa Field

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September 25

vs the gunnery school

05:15 pm

home

The Gunnery School

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September 23

vs kingswood-oxford

05:00 pm

home

CA Simosa Field

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September 18

vs south kent prep

02:00 pm

away

South Kent School

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September 13

vs suffield academy

06:30 pm

away

Suffield Academy

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September 10

vs green farms academy

04:30 pm

home

CA Simosa Field

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Soccer Varsity Boys vs Millbrook School – Home

Emmett Parkerson ’21 scored twice to lift Cheshire Academy to a 4-2 win on Wednesday in its season finale. 

The Cats finish 10-6-2. 

Omesi Abulu ’20 added a goal and an assist for Cheshire Academy, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead at halftime. Abraham Attah ’21 also scored, while August Saigne ’21 recorded an assist. Owen Kempton ’20 made nine saves. 

 

Cheshire 4 - 2 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Taft School – Home

August Saigne ’21 scored twice as Cheshire Academy played to a 2-2 draw on Monday against Taft, one of the top prep teams in New England. 

Hazar Demirkol ’20 recorded an assist and Owen Kempton ’20 made 14 saves. 

Cheshire 2 - 2 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Pomfret School – Away

Cheshire - Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs St. Luke’s School – Away

Cheshire - Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Wooster School – home

The Cats opened play poorly on Slaughter against a young and much revamped Wooster squad. Cheshire gave up an early goal following significant offensive and defensive pressure. The Cats found their stride a few minutes later and goaded Wooster into conceding a penalty. August Saigne ’21 calmly converted. The Cats’ push continued with Emmett Parkerson ’21 passing back to Hazar Demirkol ’20 for a slotted goal. With offensive pressure came another defensive lapse, however, and Wooster evened the score at two before the thirtieth minute. With a few minutes left in the half, August led Omesi Abulu ’20 on a back and forth that had the latter take back the lead.

In the second half, the Cats’ depth proved to be too much for a fledging Wooster squad. Right after half, Emmett won possession deep in Wooster’s half and August finished the job. Goalie Owen Kempton ’20 managed to contribute offensively with a lead to Omesi on the left side. Facing little pressure, Omesi gave the Cats their fifth and decisive goal.

In the remaining half hour or so to play, the Cats shored up the skills of all of their players. While everyone contributed to the victory, the Cats gave up two goals right before the final whistle.

August Saigne was named Player of the Match and Owen Kempton was named Keeper of the Match on 8 saves.

Cheshire 5 - 4 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Hopkins School – Home

The Cats started with a largely defensive third of the game. A Hopkins goal saw the Cats down, but August Saigne ’21 found Abraham Attah ’21 for a quick equalizer.

In the second half, Hopkins came away with their second after significant and continued pressure through the first fifteen minutes. A spectacular cross from Russell Tevie ’20 left August in prime position to equalize again. With six minutes to play, Russell found Omesi Abulu ’21 on the right wing. Omesi scored undoubtedly the goal of the season with a strong cross from outside the box. The Cats closed triumphantly to edge local rival Hopkins.

Omesi Abulu was named Player of the Match and Owen Kempton was named Keeper of the Match on a particularly impressive 12 saves.

Cheshire 3 - 2 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Wilbraham and Monson Academy – home

The Cats started impressively strong on Senior Day with Hazar Demirkol ’20 leading Omesi Abulu ’20 in the sixth minute. Omesi paid it forward two minutes later with a cross to a streaking Abraham Attah ’21. Cheshire settled in for the rest of the half with its full senior cast leading the way.

In the second half, the Cats shifted formation to give more seniors an opportunity to strike. Omesi remained potent on the right side all game and received a cross-goal pass from Russell Tevie ’20 for a third Cheshire goal. The senior Cats pushed for more, but had more fun than success in that regard. Owen Kempton ’20 even got his first minutes out of goal after a storied four-year career. Artan Redzepi ’23 made a save and conceded a 90th minute goal in relief.

Hazar Demirkol was named Player of the Match and Owen Kempton was named Keeper of the Match on 6 saves.

Cheshire 3 - 1 Opponent

Soccer Boys Varsity vs Williston Northhampton School – Away

In a much anticipated matchup with fledging power Williston, the Cats came in with a totally defensive mindset. This proved effective with a few counter chances early and a halftime scoreless draw. Shortly after halftime, however, the Cats conceded a well-built goal. The teams immediately traded philosophies and Cheshire held offensive pressure through the rest of the game. Unable to get quite the right shot off against a parked bus, the Cats’ valiant effort proved insufficient.

Ryan Purdy was named Cats’ Player of the Match and Owen Kempton played quite well with 13 saves.

Cheshire 0 - 1 Opponent

Soccer Boys Varsity vs Canterbury School – Away

In a game haunted by rain, the Cats conceded an own goal within the first five minutes of the game. Showing that their fortitude and chemistry would win out on the day, Hazar Demirkol ’20 found August Saigne ’21 on a through ball immediately after to even things at one. When another defensive error lead to a second Canterbury goal, August ran in a longer through ball from Russell Tevie ’20 in response a few minutes later.

In the second half, the Cats dominated possession. August again handled a chance, this time with a cross that would inevitably become an own goal. Down one with a few to play, Canterbury had little left to push for a tie.

Russell again earned Player of the Match. Owen Kempton ’20 played well in net with seven saves.

Cheshire 3 - 2 Opponent

Soccer Boys Varsity vs Marianapolis Prep – Away

The Cats continued their set of away games with a subdued victory over Marianapolis. The Cats dominated the first half with some wind at their backs, but failed to capitalize on a mountain of chances. In the second half, faced with much stronger winds now coming at them, August Saigne ’21 managed to put away a header from a Hazar Demirkol ’20 corner kick. Though they had significant chances throughout the second half as well, it seemed every goal kick from Marianapolis ended up in Cheshire’s defensive third. Owen Kempton ’20 recorded his second shutout of the season on seven saves, but the Cats offense was largely stymied by the stellar keeper play of Marianapolis.

Russell Tevie ’20 earned Player of the Match honors for his possessions in the midfield.

Cheshire 1 - 0 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs St Thomas More School – Away

The Cats conceded a penalty almost immediately and the rest of the game remained scoreless. A defense without two starters otherwise played quite valiantly against an entirely revamped St. Thomas More offensive set. Owen Kempton ’20 earned Keeper of the Match on 9 saves and Russell Tevie ’20 was the Cat’s Player of the Match.

Cheshire 0 - 1 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Brunswick School – Away

Coming off back-to-back wins, Brunswick immediately halted the Cats’ momentum with a clinical goal in the sixth minute. Brunswick quickly doubled off a mechanical PK. Right after halftime, August Saigne ’21 headed in a lovely cross from Emmett Parkerson ’21, but Brunswick responded almost immediately with two additional goals before tallying their fifth on another PK.

Down 5-1, the Cats roared back with an impressive first touch from Omesi Abulu ’20 off a Russell Tevie ’20 cross. August put back his own rebound a few plays later, but missed connections to follow left the scoreboard wanting.

Omesi Abulu ’21 was named the Cats’ Player of the Match. Owen Kempton played valiantly, tallying 13 saves.

Cheshire 3 - 5 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Rye Country Say School – Home

Despite a hot start by their opponents, CA ended up dispatching Rye in their last home game for a while. In front of a robust crowd, the ever-potent Cats got around to scoring in the 48th when August Saigne ’21 tipped in a ball. In the 54th, he found Russell Tevie ’20 for another close goal. After fruitlessly pressing for a few more minutes, the Cats focused on possessing through the last third of the game. Russell was named Player of the Match and Owen Kempton ’20 was named Keeper of the Match on 7 saves.

Cheshire 2 - 0 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs The Gunnery School – Home

The Cats quietly finished the first half 0-0 before coming alive early in the second. Arkadiy Zaprudnov ’20 put back a rebound and Hazar Demirkol ’20 followed with a free kick goal shortly thereafter. The Cats surrendered an own goal from a corner and appeared to be in for a tough ending. In quick time, however, Emmett Parkerson ’21 then found a rebound. He closed the game by doubling his effort off a neat pass from Hazar.

Hazar earned Player of the Match for his play and Owen Kempton ’20 earned Keeper of the Match on seven saves.

Cheshire 4 - 1 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Kingswood-Oxford – Home

The Cats once again started strong, scoring off a Hazar Demirkol ’20 rebound in the fifth minute. They conceded a goal from a throw in the 25th.

In the second half, mounting injuries in a physical game meant the rebound from Rob Sam ’21 in the 62nd minute wouldn’t be enough.

August Saigne ’21 was named CA’s Player of the Match. Owen Kempton played a great match with 9 saves.

Cheshire 2 - 3 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs South Kent Prep – Away

The Cats played a strong first half against perennial power South Kent School, keeping the sheet clean through half.

Though they succeeded in frustrating the Cardinals through 65 minutes, they had difficulty putting the ball on net through the last third of the game.

Russ Tevie ’20 on defense earned Player of the Match for the Cats while Owen Kempton ’20 again earned Keeper of the Match on 10 saves.

Cheshire 0 - 3 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Suffield Academy – Away

August Saigne ’21 opened with a 6th minute header off a Hazar Demirkol ’20 corner. The Cats held at 1-1 at half before conceding two late goals.

The team will have some opportunity to rest before visiting powerhouse South Kent on Wednesday.

Hazar was named Player of the Match for the Cats and Owen Kempton ’20 was named Keeper of the Match following his 11 saves.

Cheshire 1 - 3 Opponent

Soccer Varsity Boys vs Green Farms Academy – Home

Hazar Demirkol ’20 scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Cats to a 3-2 win over GFA in their season opener on Tuesday at Slaughter Field in Cheshire. 

Abraham Attah ’21 and Russell Tevie ’20 also added goals. Owen Kempton ’20 made eight saves. The Cats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half.

August Saigne ’21 was named Player of the Match for the Cats and Owen Kempton ’20 was named Keeper of the Match.

Cheshire 3 - 2 Opponent

Statistics

  • Win

    9

  • Loss

    6

  • Tie

    1

  • %

    59.375