On the first evening of October, the Chargers hosted the Calvert Cavaliers. The Cavaliers would start with the ball but would not possess it long, as the Chargers stole the ball early and raced down the field. In a battle of defensive soccer, the highlight of the evening was the plethora of scoring opportunities the Chargers created for themselves. Combination play from juniors Evan Bugert and Jeremy McBain provided an outstanding scoring threat. Likewise, senior Jacob Ham and freshmen Ethan “Bullet” Reedy found the ball a number of times and started towards the Calvert goal. At the end of the first half, the scoreboard showed a scoreless game.
The second half would see a change to the scoreboard, as each team earned a penalty kick as a result of a handball call. For the Chargers, junior Jeremy Mcbain stepped up to the ball and kick a laser of a shot into the back of the Calvert goal. As the minutes decreased on the scoreboard, the Chargers depth on the bench came in handy. Each Charger that stepped on that pitch put in their best effort at obtaining and maintaining possession as the game headed into overtime.
Both overtime periods provided quite a lot of excitement as each team utilized a counter-attack and big goal kicks to get the ball back to their forwards in the attacking zone. One great scoring opportunity for the Chargers came from junior Hayverson Monotya, as he stole the ball from a Calvert player and charged up the field. His attempt would end five yards short of the goal. As the final whistle blew, the Chargers held their head high after a hard fought game.
The Chargers will be back in action on October 3, at McDonough. JV kicks off the evening at 5:30 with Varsity following at 7 PM.