Boys’ soccer defeats Leroy Greene second time despite defensive lapse

Kevin Huang
Senior Adam Dean watches sophomore George Nguyen kick a ball downfield.

After blowing out the Leroy Greene Academy Lions, 4-0, on Jan. 26, the Cavs looked to secure another win in the Feb. 3 rematch.

Although the Cavs are out of playoff contention, the boys still took home a 2-1 win over the Lions.

The Cavs went into the game confidently, knowing they had previously beaten Leroy Greene. But it was the Lions who were first to strike.

The Cavs suffered a defensive lapse and didn’t mark a Lions’ attacker. The Lions capitalized and finished an easy goal, giving them a 0-1 lead.

All of a sudden, the Cavs were down to the same team they had blown out just weeks prior. But the Cavs were ready to strike back.

Kevin Huang
Senior goalie Zane Jakobs slides to save an attempt on the goal.

With the ball bouncing around the Lions’ box, senior Adam Dean fired and found the back of the net, tying the game, 1-1, going into halftime.

The second half started off slow for both teams. But with 15 minutes left in the game, Dean cleared the ball to sophomore Nate Jakobs on a breakaway.

After receiving the through ball, Jakobs finished the goal, giving the Cavs a 2-1 lead to finish the game.

The boys’ next game will be against their league rivals, the Buckingham Charter Knights. The Knights are known for playing in a very aggressive and physical style and dictating the tempo of the game.

Kevin Huang
Senior Aidan Cunningham stretches out his arms and tries to intercept a ball from a Leroy Greene player.

According to Jakobs, the Cavs will need to play their own style in order to defeat the Knights.

“It’s going to be chippy,” Jakobs said.

“We have to stay level-headed and play our game.”

The Cavs’ matchup against the Knights is Wednesday, Feb. 8, at home at 3:30 p.m.

By Jake Longoria

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