Soccer Teams Compete at Gillette Stadium

Early in March, the boys’ soccer program traveled to Foxboro, Massachusetts to play a friendly match at Gillette Stadium against the New England Revolution Academy.

First the boys watch an MLS game between the N.E. Revolution and F.C. Dallas. This was a heavily awaited matchup as the MLS was just started back up after a short off season. The match ended 1-0 in favor of the Revolution, much to the delight of the home fans. Black Rock players enjoyed the match and saw it as a wonderful opportunity to see the top level of football in the United States.

Both the U17 and U19s played on Sunday against the Revolution’s Academy U17s and U19s. This match was greatly anticipated, not only due to the high-level competition but also because it was played at Gillette Stadium, home of the N.E. Revolution and the New England Patriots of the NFL. This is an experience that most players will never forget and will motivate them in their journey.

The matches started with the U17s playing at 11 a.m. against the U17 Revs. This game was a challenge for the young huskies as they have many first-year students and sophomores on the squad. The match ended 5-0 in favor of the Revolution, but it was seen as an important learning experience prior to traveling to Las Vegas and Dallas later in the spring.

As for the older Huskies, it was a battle from the staring whistle. The first half ended with the revolution, up 3-0, but the boys were persistent in fighting in the second half. Early in the second half Northwood senior Liam Doyle put the first goal past the Revolution. However, this was followed by another opposition goal leaving the score at 4-2. The match ended 4-2 after Lex Dadmun ‘22 netted the second goal for the Huskies late in the second half.

Although both teams took a loss in Gillett stadium it was a particularly important wakeup call prior to some major tournaments this spring season.


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