The Boys’ Latin varsity soccer team suited up against conference opponent Saints Peter and Paul Monday, November 2nd at Boys’ Latin on the upper turf field in the MIAA B conference quarterfinal match up.
The week prior, the Lakers traveled to Saints Peter and Paul to play their second to last regular season game on Tuesday. They lost 1-0 in double OT after beating them 4-1 at home in the two schools’ first contest. The loss took the Lakers out of second place and put them into third.
Monday came, and many of the players were filled with heated emotions. The game was well attended. The student section was filled and the biggest that the soccer team had seen all year long.
The Lakers got off to a quick start when senior captain Andrew Brennan scored the first goal of the game in the first nine minutes of play. The Lakers were playing with a lot of passion and energy. They were by far out hustling Saints Peter and Paul.
At half time, Boys’ Latin held a two to nothing lead. Senior captain Andrew Brennan scored a second goal with eight minutes left to go in the first half of play. During halftime, Coach Rickles wanted his players to come out in the second half with the same intensity that they did in the first half.
In the 2nd half of play, the Lakers scored two more times, the first coming from sophomore Ethan Mcann and the second being delivered by senior Cameron Miller which sealed the deal.
Senior captain Andrew Brennan after the game commented,”We definitely wanted to get our sweet revenge after what had happened in our last meeting. We gathered up all our heated emotions and went out fired up against Saints Peter and Paul from the very start of the game. Being at home with a lot of support also definitely lifted our spirits.”
The crowd certainly did give the Lakers a huge advantage in their contest. Senior Mitch Casper led the student section, and when asked about how the student section helps, he responded, “As a fan, I am able to observe that the players react positively when we cheer for them. We notice their level of play strengthens when we get louder and their intensity comes to life.”
The Lakers got the best of Saints Peter and Paul and were rewarded with their sweet revenge. The soccer team will travel down Charles Street for their next match against the second-seeded Quakers in the semifinals.