by Jorin Gerveni
On Tuesday, September 12th, the SLA Boys Soccer Team traveled to the South Philadelphia Supersite where they took on the Academy at Palumbo. The game started off with a hard battle in the first few minutes of the game against Palumbo. However, the boys pushed themselves to get a goal, knowing how hard the other team was working. Captain Jorin Gerveni passed to Tito Mazzuchi who dribbled to the end line and scored from an impossible angle, shocking both teams.
The second goal came from a penalty which was given to freshmen Tristan Dini who got tackled after an incredible run. A defensive mistake caused Palumbo to score to close the gap to 2-1 but SLA did not give up. The defense, led by William Figueiredo and goalkeeper Leo Cassel, continued to fight and stopped Palumbo from equalizing.
Three more beautiful runs from Jacobo Pastor, Dalnick Matos and Ashton Reigner penetrated Palumbo's defense which put SLA ahead 5-1. The rest of the game continued calmly as the team played the best soccer game of their high school careers.
The team is now 2-0 on the season, and the boys are excited for a strong season.
The team wants to wish our captain Malachi Johnson a quick recovery from a concussion as they are preparing to take on Tacony Academy Charter School. Let's go Rockets!