Kent boys avenge ’16 play­off loss

Kent County News - - SPORTS -

— The Tro­jans opened their var­sity boys soccer sea­son against tra­di­tion­ally strong com­pe­ti­tion and emerged with an even slate after the first week.

They dropped their sea­son opener Sept. 5 at Cr­is­field, 3-1, but bounced back two days later to de­feat their guests from Colonel Richard­son, 2-0.

Cr­is­field and Colonel Richard­son placed first and se­cond, re­spec­tively, in last year’s Class 1A East Re­gion tour­na­ment. Cr­is­field went on to fin­ish se­cond in the state.

Last Thurs­day at Wor­ton Park, Kent County avenged last year’s 2-0 loss at Colonel Richard­son in the re­gion semi­fi­nals.

Se­nior Gbenga Taiwo scored what held up as the win­ning goal in the 20th minute on a shot from close range.

The Tro­jans had been awarded an in­di­rect kick about 10 yards out. Ryan Sant­myer avoided the de­fen­sive wall that had been set up and tapped the ball over to Taiwo for the layup.

Sant­myer also had the as­sist on the in­sur­ance goal. Ju­nior Casey Jack­man nes- tled the ball in­side the far post after tak­ing a shot from the right side and about 25 yards out.

Se­nior Geo­vany Gon­za­lez Six­tos earned the shutout.

Kent County coach Pa­trick Jones was pleased with how his squad matched up with a Colonel Richard­son team of all ju­niors and se­niors.

Jones said he would have liked to have seen more of­fense. He es­ti­mated the Tro­jans pos­sessed the ball

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