Soccer Splits Series Vs Oakwood SC

aaaaaaaaaaaIt is the middle of Winter in Lake Placid, but for Northwood’s soccer teams, Black Rock FC, it is still soccer season.  This past weekend both teams traveled to Glastonbury, Connecticut, near Connecticut’s Capital City of Hartford, to play teams from the Oakwood Soccer Club program.  Both teams left it all out on the fields, with the U17 team ending the weekend with a victory and the U19 quad falling short. Here are the quick facts about the two games.

Black Rock FC U19 V.S. Oakwood Soccer Club U19

Final Score: Black Rock FC: 3     Oakwood Soccer Club U19: 5

Black Rock FC Goal Scorers

Abdou Samb ‘2021 (1 goal)

Diego Dutil ‘2019 (1 goal)

Mateo Rodriguez ‘2020 (1 goal)

 

Black Rocks FC U17 V.S. Oakwood Soccer Club U17

Final Score: Black Rock FC: 2     Oakwood Soccer Club U17: 1

Black Rock FC Goal Scorers

Jalen Commissiong ‘2020 (1 goal)

Luke Smith ‘2021 (1 goal)

When both teams got back to school, some of the players were rather discouraged by the way that the weekend panned out. U19 striker Alex van Schalkwyk ‘19 said regarding the U19 game that “We lost, which is obviously frustrating, but I think that we improved in our performances from earlier weeks. But I also know that we can do better if we stay more disciplined, and show more passion as a team.”

Black Rock FC’s U17 Heach Coach Mr. Martinez saw the game as well, and when asked about the game, said that “In my opinion, the U19s had a tremendous start. The game was actually tied up at 2-2, and I think that they controlled the game pretty well up to that point.  Things just got a little bit out of hand when they scored again and went up 3-2. But overall, after the game, I still felt pretty good about the way that we played, and I don’t feel like the scoreline truly reflected how they played as a team.”

Mr. Martinez praised his U17 team’s play this weekend as well, saying that “The U17’s had a great start, and they were dominate throughout the game.  They had most of the possession through the first half, and if they could have put away their breakaway and the shot off the post, they could have scored a lot more than just 2 goals in the game.  But overall, it was just a great weekend for them.”

Although Black Rock FC’s teams might have split their games this weekend, it was overall still a great weekend of soccer for the students of Northwood School. This weekend, the boys travel to Philadelphia to play the Philadelphia Union’s U19 and U17 academy teams. These are supposed to be two tough opponents, but if this season has already taught us anything, it’s that no team is too much for Black Rock FC.

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