Broncos Silence Boys’ Soccer Scorers


Kyle Flett

Junior Seppi Ortman Skills Northgate defender

Beck Chambers and Kyle Flett

The rematch between Campolindo and Northgate varsity soccer on February 3 should pick up where they left off at the end of their 1st league meeting on January 13, locked in a defensive battle.

The previous game between the squads ended in a 0-0 tie.

“Although we didn’t get the result we wanted, we kept pushing throughout the game and no one lost hope, which was great,” said senior goalkeeper Kai Weyland.

It was a back-and-forth battle, with both keepers making impressive saves to keep the their respective squads in the game. In one instance, Weyland blocked a hard shot from close range, and caught the follow-up after the rebound.

Northgate’s defense shut down the Campolindo offense, including Rupert Dusauzay, the Cougar’s typically dependable scorer.

Senior Andrew Holloway came closest to producing a point. During the first half he dribbled down the sideline and shot from the right corner, with the ball hitting side netting just outside the goal.

The game was a constant battle in the midfield and a scramble for possession, with few chances for either squad.

Assistant coach Jimmy Adranly blamed the outcome on a lack of motivation he has observed from his players. “Currently, varsity is not playing well and do not really care if they win, lose or tie,” he said.

The Cougars will have an opportunity to break out of their funk against the Broncos on Friday.