Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 10, 2021
- WARRIORS: 2
UPPER MERION AREA HIGH SCHOOL: 0
On a beautiful late summer evening, the Warriors subdued the Vikings of Upper Merion, 2-0. The Warriors led at the half, 1-0, on a spectacular goal by winger Zach Willen. Eddie Carbajal sent a curling cross into the 18 yard box and Willen's bullet of a header left the UM goalie flat-footed. The defense of Senior Captain Graham Halfpenny, Quinton Stemler, Cam Chilson, and defensive midfielder Tony Paone, all helped to control the pace of the game and link the ball to the midfielders.
As the second half got underway, the Warriors continued to control play and midfielder Otto Hull unleashed several shots that nearly found the net. Forwards Zach Willen, Braden Kavanagh, Aryaman Punshi, Grant Bowman, and Lucas Capelini all continued to press the Vikings' goal area. Finally, the pressure paid off and a free kick from Hull found Paone for his first goal of the season. Junior Captain Brayden Ahlum and Matt Weber's efforts in midfield helped to seal the win. Others contributing to the victory were goalie Steven Remish, defenders Kyle Stralkowski, Aiden Cleary, Michael Willen, Zach Cho, Will Orcutt, and Avery Kline.