Soccer Splits with So. Kent in Philly

Northwood Boys’ Soccer continued their regular season play by traveling to Philidelphia to play prep rivals South Kent. The U17 team pulled off a 3-1 comeback win with the first goal coming from Lokaoh Paye ‘24 and two goals Cedric Lemaire ‘24. The U19 team fell 2-0 to the Cardinals in a highly anticipated matchup. The older boys had a goal called back due to offsides and several opportunities to score throughout the match.  

Artiste Gry, a postgraduate student and goalkeeper for the U19 team, explained how he thought there were positives to be taken away. “The result doesn’t fully reflect the effort and quality produced on gameday by the team,” said Gry. 

The soccer team watched two college matches in Philadelphia (Photo provided).

In addition to the games, the team was able to attend two division one college matches in Philidelphia. On September 17th, the boys arrived in the city and watched a match between the University of Pennsylvania and Mount Saint Mary’s College. The next morning, the team fit in a light training along with a short scrimmage against Western Reserve Academy from Ohio. Later that day, the boys saw an exciting game between Southern Methodist University and Temple University which was seen by the team as a great showcase of top division 1 talent and athleticism.  

Kendin Basden ‘22 said “It was important to see the level of play that we all aspire to be at one day.” While in the city, the team was able to appreciate some local tourist attractions as they went to The Reading Terminal Market and ran up the world famous “Rocky Steps.”  The Huskies will travel to Albany this weekend as each team plays two games in the NXT LVL invitational. 

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