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.