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Game On!

Lakers defeat Gilman 1-0!

Saturday afternoon, the Boys’ Latin varsity soccer team defeated the Gilman Greyhounds 1-0.   The day began with a small senior day celebration, but as the boys stepped onto the field, a sense of purpose filled the team.  They came to play. 

The team took the field to a small crowd of spectators composed almost exclusively of senior parents. The game was scoreless at the half; the Laker defense held solid, but despite some good chances, the attackers couldn’t find the back of the net. In the second half, the Lakers continued to press with Hunter Hegmann ‘21 and  Riar Schell ‘21, and Luke Thomas ‘22 controlling the midfield. Late in the contest,  junior Nicky Brown ‘22 scored off a header.  The defense, led by  Liam Hescox ‘21, Aidan Silverman ‘21, and Justin Kagan ‘21, continued to hold strong.  Keeper Cardin Stoller ‘22 had a stellar day in the net and kept the clean sheet by making several diving saves.

Coach Aaron Zuckerberg couldn’t have been prouder of his team, remarking, “It was a good tough win against a senior-laden Gilman squad.  They don’t give points for possession or style, but they do give wins for GRIT.” 

The Lakers’ next game is this Wednesday at St. Paul’s, and we can’t wait to see what this talented, gritty squad can do. 

Congratulations to all the seniors on a fantastic game and senior day! 

Akuffo, Kofi '21

Barger, Timothy '21

Booth, James '21

Hegmann, Hunter '21

Hescox, Liam '21

Kagen, Justin '21

Loyd, Edward '21

Rieck, Kyle '21

Rubin, Pierce '21

Sajadi, Cameron '21

Schell, Riar '21

Silverman, Aidan '21

Smith, Benjamin '21

Tankersley, Avery '21