Soccer Closes Season with Friendlies vs. the Boston Bolts

The U19 and U17 teams pose for a photo together at Penn State University in the fall of 2022. Photo provided.

Over the last weekend, both Northwood Soccer teams had the pleasure of hosting the Boston Bolts for their last games of the season. The boys enjoyed a long season of hard work and dedication and were excited to wrap up the year at home.

The U17 kicked off the weekend by breezing past the opposition. The Bolts are no easy task as they are one of the biggest soccer clubs in the Massachusetts area. The 17s, however, were on a different level. They were everywhere on the field and making every extra run, knowing it would be the last time they could do so this season. The U17 ended up beating the Boston Bolts with a 6-1 victory. Jace Donawa and Diego Green were the two standouts of the game, both finishing the game with two goals. Jace had this to say on the game: “It was great to help the team out with the two goals, and I couldn’t be happier to end the year off on a good note.” Other goals came from AJ Etumnu ’25 and Quinn Roth ’25. Captain Mitch Baker had this to say: “It was a great performance from the lads and the best way to end off a great year. I’m looking forward to recharging in the summer for an even better season with the 19s next year.”

The U19 had a more difficult game versus the Bolts. The 19s started off very slow and let in 3 goals in a very small period of the game. After a couple of swaps by Coach Moodey, the team started playing a lot better and controlling the game more. They eventually got back two goals, coming from Sachiel Ming ’24 and Jeremy Tsang ’23, but those weren’t enough as the Bolts scored a fourth to end the game. Although the boys didn’t get the result they wanted, by no means was that a performance they couldn’t be proud of as their last game of the year. Thebe Mosehathebe, the U19 senior, had this to say after the game: “We’ve had an up and down year and could have achieved a lot more together, but I’m proud of the boys this year: we never stopped fighting and always gave it our everything. Thank you, everyone, for this much-enjoyed year.”

As the seasons are over and summer is quickly approaching, the players are getting ready for graduation and going away for summer. The Northwood Soccer team is excited about what’s in store next year. With players leaving for college, the U17 moving up to U19, and new recruits coming in—there is a lot of hope for a successful season next year. Northwood Soccer would also like to thank everyone for their support this year. It has truly meant a lot and has not gone unnoticed. See you next year!


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