Will Thomas ’19
This past Saturday, the Woodberry Forest Tigers played a soccer match against Cape Henry Collegiate. Cape Henry is the returning State Champions and still had a strong team, particularly, their midfield had talent. The Tigers fought hard but were eventually beaten 3-0. However, the Tigers did show some positive plays.
The Tigers played well together and had some stand out performances. Zach Woods had yet another stellar game in the goal. He played like Scott Sterling: It was a challenge to get a ball past him and in the final moments of the game he hit his neck on the goal. Unlike Sterling he suffered no real injuries. Max Weaver and Max Richter, the MVPs of the first two games, also continued to play well.
The team strategy was to feed the two speedy strikers: Walker Antonio and Max Richter. However, Cape Henry’s midfield excelled and were able to hold possession for most of the game. Of the 94 minutes of play, the Tigers were on the defensive for around 85 minutes. Our home team also struggled to build energy because of a lack of FAN SUPPORT. I’m looking at you New Boys.
The following day, the Tigers lost at home to William Penn Charter 3-0.
Woodberry seems ready for the rest of the season, and the captains are looking forward to seeing how the team responds to this adversity after losing the past two games.