For years I have said that we should not play games on the same day that we take the SATs. This year, that is what we did. Perhaps we should extend this scheduling idea to those days when we take the PSAT and CWRA, as we did today. I want to think that this morning our boys expended so much mental energy in order to do well on these tests that they were completely wiped out physically…for that is how it appeared on the playing field today. Every boy fell asleep on the bus ride down to Northfield Mount Hermon, but it seemed as though most of them did not wake back up. Our game was simply, lackluster. We did not have the energy and drive that we usually display.
We were down by one goal after three minutes of play, and although we held the Warthogs to just one for the rest of the half, we got lucky multiple times. I have never seen so many shots hit the post and upper bar. Coach Custer said at half that we could easily be down 0-6, as it turned out that is exactly what our final score was.
Everyone played and each had a few solid contributions, but overall we just didn’t seem to have the spark that we usually have. I will write a “shout out” to two players who did seem to possess the vim and vigor: Tryder Kulbacki and Cam Barton. These two boys displayed hustle and, although not every pass went as they wanted, played smart soccer.
Hopefully this Saturday, at 2:00, we will walk onto the field at Proctor with renewed vigor!
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