JV Soccer Takes On the Friars in a Well-Fought Battle

TBy Patrick Grindel 18

The Flyers faced their rival, the St. Anthonys Friars, for a second time this season on October 5 with hopes of a fantastic match.

The Flyers began with a strong start when Matthew Tsang 18 played a magnificent cross through the defense that hit the crossbar in the first minute.

Within the next few minutes, the Friars retaliated with two opportunities in the box.  An even 30 minutes followed with multiple chances for both teams to score, including Timothy de Meijs 18 opening in the Friars penalty area, which came up short after he was muscled off the ball.  The Friars eventually beat the Chaminade defense and scored the first goal of the game in the 42nd minute.  Shortly after, the Friars scored a second goal in the 44th minute with a decisive far-post shot to close the first half.

“I was disappointed that we were being outworked; we needed to turn things around during the second half,” said Gavin Ford ‘18.

An intense second half opened with many chances by the Flyers from the 52nd minute all the way through the 60th, but the Friars defense would not relent.  In the 63rd minute, St. Anthonys scored once again from a well-placed corner kick.  Late in the game, the Flyers started to make a comeback, when de Meij scored in the 80th minute.  Unfortunately, the clock ran out and the Friars were victorious.  

Chaminade midfielder, Christopher Mercadante 18 said, I thought that we fought hard, but came up short right at the end.

JV Soccers next home game is this Friday, October 9 against St. John the Baptist on Ott Field.  The game begins at 4:15 PM. Come out to support the Flyers!