Varsity Soccer Wins 5-1 Against Hill School

The Gray Bee Varsity Soccer Team came up Wednesday against their toughest opponent — The Hill School, winning the game 5-1. This continued their winning streak and left their record at 5W-0L.

The players got off to a flying start in the game with an opening goal in the 9th minute by Thiago Quintanilha SY. They then went on to score another 2 goals in the first half by center attacking midfield Peter Yaro UD1, followed by right-back Hyunjun Sun SY. These goals brought the score to 3-0 by the first half.

Gray Bee players said that they went into halftime feeling comfortable and happy with their first-half performance. They re-entered the game with the same starters, hoping to continue their good flow and put the game to bed. This plan, however, was shaken as immediately after whistle, a goal soared in from one of Hill’s strikers.

 This goal shocked the Gray Bee team. “After the goal went in, it woke us up and the reaction from the team was very impressive,” said starting center back Preston Rushmore SY. This 3-1 wake-up call caused the SBP team to raise their intensity and showed Hill the true Garnet and Gray blood that they are made of. Tony Yeboah, a new recruit from Ghana came on the field and executed a perfect bottom right corner shot, raising the score 4-1. “This goal was very crucial because after they scored they had a boost and got their confidence back,” Gray Bee Israel Neto SY said. “This got us back in front with a comfortable lead.” Jamar Ricketts SY finally finished off the game with a clean finish late in the game from the corner and brought the score to 5-1W.

 The win gave St. Benedicts its fifth in a row and set the team up in a good position for its game on Saturday, Sept. 14 against the Walt Whitman High School. Last year, Walt Whitman put up a great game Gray Bees. They left last years national champions with the closest game of the year, the Gray Bees winning a slim 2-1.

 “We are feeling confident and well prepared for this game,” Gray Bee Team Captain Cao Chaves SY said. “All the hard work and sacrifices are for games like these. Last year was a tough game but in the end, we came out with the victory and we are looking to do the same this year.”