Magdalinski leads Trojans past Springfield (D)
After taking the Suburban One American Conference Ey sWRrP, finLsKLnJ ZLWK Dn undefeated league record, and following a 15-game unEHDWHn sWrHDN WR finLsK WKH season, Wissahickon’s boys’ soccer team started its run at a district title on Tuesday.
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Wissahickon junior Pat Magdalinski scored late Ln WKH firsW KDOI, JLYLnJ WKH Trojans all the offense they would need in a 1-0 win over the Cougars in a District One CODss AAA firsW rRunG SODyoff at Wissahickon eigh School.
Magdalinski headed a shot into the back of the net fol- lowing an absolutely beautiful and perfect cross from sophomore Shane Fallen from the left corner, putting the ninth-seeded Trojans (15-1-2) up 1-0 in the game’s 30th minute.
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After being able to control the tempo for the remainder of the contest, Wissahickon cruised to the victory, marking the 16th consecutive game in which the Trojans have come out with at least a tie.
“This unbeaten streak gave us a lot of momentum going into the playoffs,” Magdalinski said, “and it
will continue to give us a lot of momentum. It makes us a better team.”
The Trojans are 14-0-2 during their 16-game unbeaten streak, which extends all the way back to the third game of the season after Wissahickon dropped its second game for its only loss of the year.
While the Wissahickon offense did its job in Tuesday’s PHHWLQJ wLWK 6SULQJfiHOG, junior goalkeeper Neal Guaglianone kept the 24th-seed- ed Cougars (8-8-1) off the scoreboard, stopping three shots while earning the win.
“Defense has been the strength of this team,” Wissahickon coach Stuart Malcolm said. “Not just defense, but WHDP GHIHQVH DOO RvHU WKH fiHOG. :H WUy WR PDNH LW GLIfiFuOW IRU the other team to create stuff and get behind us. We wanted WR OLPLW 6SULQJfiHOG’V WKURwV as much as possible from what we read about them and we did a good job of that by pushing and playing a good portion of the game in their KDOI RI WKH fiHOG. , WKRuJKW our defense did a real nice job handling them.”
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The victory moved Wissahickon to the second round of districts where it will play in the winner of Tuesday’s meeting between Central Bucks East and Avon Grove.