Boys Soccer Goes 3-0 in Pennsylvania

Welcome to the first-ever boys’ soccer recap in the Black Rock FC era. This first game week for the lads proved tough, but ultimately strength and grit prevailed, putting Northwood’s premier soccer team on a great footing to start the new year.

The U17 team had a friendly match against Malvern Prep near Philadelphia and both the U17 and U19 teams played in the Mid Atlantic Prep School Jamboree in Philadelphia where dozens of college soccer coaches evaluated and recruited talent.

Saturday, September 15

U17 Soccer defeats Malvern Prep 7-2

Northwood Goal Scorers:

Alvaro Garcia ’21 (2 goals)

Gian Franco Rodriguez ’20 (2 goals)

Eduardo Guerra ’21 (1 goal)

Kenji Mboma ’20 (1 goal)

Marc Wharfe ’21 (1 goal)

 

Sunday, September 16


U19 Soccer defeats Curley Prep 3-2

Northwood Goal Scorers:

Alejandro Estrada ’19 (1 goal)

Marc Wharfe ’21 (2 goals)

From Coach Moodey:

“You all showed spirit to come from behind to win.”

 

U17 Soccer defeats St. Bernard 4-0

Northwood Goal Scorers:

Alex van Schalkwyk ’19 (3 goals)

Hin Sum (Marco) Wong ’20 (1 goal)

From Coach Moodey:

“You all showed good style and confidence with your play today.”

 

The Bus Breakdown

 

Broken Van

Photo: Francisco Castillo ’19

 

Some might say that the big news from the soccer team’s weekend didn’t take place on a field but on the bus.

Last Sunday, following a weekend of soccer, the bus transporting the team to and from Philadelphia broke down, which left the players and coaches stranded on the side of the road. After walking over a mile to a restaurant, they were all picked up by a shuttle and dropped off at a nearby hotel to spend the night. In the morning, they continued on their journey to school, arriving at Northwood at around 4 pm on Monday.

 

The Soccer Team Stranded

Photo: Francisco Castillo ’19

 

When asked how it felt to be left stranded by the side of the road, U19 standout Cory Booth ‘19 said, “It was kind of a funny feeling because at first we played music on a very loud speaker and partied on the side of the road as if it was a short-term problem, but then we realized that maybe we were going to be out in the middle of nowhere for some time.”

All of the boys are now safe and sound back at school, happy to have all gotten wins and a day off of school.

Mirror staff writer Francisco Castillo contributed to this story.

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