vs. Millbrook School
|Date:||October 21, 2017|
Salisbury Shuts Out Millbrook
Salisbury hosted Millbrook in a Parents’ Weekend clash on Saturday and shut out a strong Mustang contingent, 4-0. In one of their best-played games of the season, the Knights dominated time of possession, while the defense repeatedly denied the Millbrook attack opportunities.
“The boys took it to Millbrook on a beautiful afternoon in front of the parents,” a beaming coach Ben Walsh exuded later. “We utilized the whole unit up and down the field and played our best soccer of season.”
In the early going, it appeared that Salisbury (5-7) might be in for a long afternoon. “We had a number of excellent chances that managed to stay out of Millbrook’s net,” Walsh lamented. But Ian Smith finally broke the spell, scoring in the 39th minute on an assist from Kyle Watson to give the home team a 1-0 lead. Three minutes later, team scoring leader Thomas Yegbor upped the advantage to 2-0, with Uli Soto earning an assist.
The second half saw more of the same. Ten minutes in, Smith scored his second of the game, collecting a long ball from Addi Teye-Botchway and pounding it home. With 16 minutes remaining, Yegbor finished for the 4-0 final.
“We managed to get all able-bodied men on the field,” noted Walsh. “It was a great overall effort. The back line of Narvaez, Bavarian, Teye-Botchway, McIntosh and Torres played extremely well, while the midfielders remained dominant throughout.”
The Knights look to continue their winning ways on Wednesday at home against a strong Taft side. Game time is 3:00.