By Luke Stone ’20
Following thirty minutes of defensive struggle, the Virginia Episcopal School backline faltered.
Trevor Daniel ’20 sent a beautiful ball into the goal area for Hugh Monsted ’20, who claimed it on the left side, rounded the goal keeper, and snuck one past the far post.
“We started capitalizing on their mistakes around the thirtieth minute and creating better chances for ourselves. We dominated possession the entire half and were able to make things happen,” Monsted said.
The game would remain 1-0 until the sixty-second minute, when Ben Mills ’21 found classmate Meade Seay ’21 on the left side of the penalty area. Seay, much like Monsted, stared down a virtually open net and calmly passed it just inside the post.
Jake Benslimane ’22 would also score later in the half to seal a 3-0 victory against the Bishops.
“Jake has really good technical ability,” Alex Forward ’20, a midfielder, said. “The only thing he needs to work on is putting more of his shots on target, but he’s a solid player. He’s a great distributor, too.”
The Tigers will play yet another doubleheader this weekend, playing Paul VI on Friday and William Penn Charter on Saturday.
“It’ll be tough on our legs for sure, especially against two very strong opponents,” Forward said. “We’ll need to make sure that we rest our legs on Sunday and Monday because we play John Paul the Great, another good opponent, on Tuesday.”