Solebury School boys’ soccer won its first game of the season Monday. The Spartans defeated New Jersey United Christian, 5-1, behind a Matt Ludak hat trick. Also registering goals for Solebury were Matt Keefe, courtesy of a penalty kick in the 9th minute, and Cornelius de Weever in the 22nd minute. Dakota Morrow came up with four saves in net. The Spartans (1-2, 1-1 Penn Jersey) outshot NJUC, 17-6.
Solebury School girls’ soccer lost a tough one, 3-1, to Doane Academy on Thursday. Tri-captain Cassidy Patterson scored the lone goal for Solebury on a penalty kick in the first half.
Calvary Christian (N.J.) shut out Solebury School boys’ soccer, 2-0, on Thursday. The Spartans were outshot, 14-5. Dakota Morrow made nine saves for Solebury, which fell to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the Penn-Jersey league. “Solebury received good midfield play from Matt Ludak as well as another outstanding defensive effort from Matt Keefe,” head coach Eric Soroka said.
Solebury School cross country lost a pair Tuesday to Abington Friends. The girls lost, 41-18, and the boys fell, 44-18.
Solebury School boys’ soccer succumbed to Academy of the New Church, 5-0, on Tuesday. The Spartans were outshot, 24-3. Dakota Morrow made 14 saves for Solebury. “A young and disciplined ANC team dominated with good ball movement and crisp finishing,” head coach Eric Soroka said. “Matt Keefe put in a great defensive effort for Solebury.”
Solebury School girls’ soccer came up short to Abington, 6-0, on Tuesday. Tavorsia Talley had 22 saves for the Spartans. “She really stepped up and was a force in the box,” head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “Tri-captain Hadiyyah Graves had a couple of close breakaways from great through balls from tri-captain Cassidy Patterson and Maya Brewington. Maya, who’s new to the team this year, really stepped up by taking the defensive center midfield position, where she had some great ball steals and clears to the forwards. Susan (Penggian) Huang also really stepped up as a defender and as a senior, helping to organize the backline with senior and tri-captain Julie Meisinger-MacDonald, who also made a lot of great clears. There was a lot of effort on the field today, so I couldn’t be more proud.”